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10 Words You Mispronounce; And How You Should Pronounce Them

There are words that you probably say a lot and you don’t even know you are saying them wrong. We break down 10 of the ones that you might say “Ohh that’s how you say it.” Were not going to tell you, but Leigh Ann says at least one of these wrong; all the time.

So let’s see if you are properly saying the following words


  • Incorrect pronunciation: ath – a – leet

  • Correct pronunciation: ath – leet

Alright people the Olympics are coming up in a few months so get working on this one.  There is no ‘a’ between the ‘h’ & ‘l’ so please stop.  It’s not De-cath-a-lon either…if you were wondering.


  • Incorrect pronunciation: ex – cape / ex – presso / ex – set – err – uh

  • Correct pronunciation: ess – cape / ess – presso / ett – set – err – uh

Three for one deal on this one but they’re all the same concept; stop adding an ‘x’ sound to words.  If people wanted to have an ‘x’ in it they would have had an ‘x’ in it.


  • Incorrect pronunciation: nuke – you – lerr

  • Correct pronunciation: new – clee – err

We’ll just let the former President explain this one with a member of the press corp.

  • Jennifer

    I hate to bring this up, but since we’re talking about grammar and diction, you have one more correction to make:

    “I’ve sense worked through the issue and now properly pronounce all the letters in the word.”

    “Sense” should be “since.” Just sayin’. :-)

    • webbiegh

      Touche Jennifer. Touche. Thank you!


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