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It's a weird moment when you realize a word isn't pronounced the way you always thought it was, amirite?

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I pronounced helicopter as "hekilobber" until I was 9.

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +19Reply

I used to pronounce meme like meme, but now I pronounce it meme.

@MartellusBoss I used to pronounce meme like meme, but now I pronounce it meme.

I'm not sure how to explain it. More like "meem", I guess? It rhymes with "beam".

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@MartellusBoss I used to pronounce meme like meme, but now I pronounce it meme.

I have a friend that pronounces it "mem" (like "member") and another that pronounces it "mi-mi". I corrected the second one because I was closer to her but I didn't have the heart to correct the first and it's close enough.

Statefarms avatar Statefarm Yeah You Are +1Reply
@MartellusBoss I used to pronounce meme like meme, but now I pronounce it meme.

Well, it does come from the French word, which IS pronounced "mem" so I can see how your friend would think that.

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I had been pronouncing the word 'epitome' wrong for six years. I was so embarrassed when I found out.

ThisBlackChicks avatar ThisBlackChick Yeah You Are +16Reply

I pronounced caterpillar "callipitar" until seventh grade.

My biggest one was irrevocably. That was a true aha moment.

notmuchnotmuchs avatar notmuchnotmuch Yeah You Are +7Reply

I always thought plaid was pronounced like played rather than plad :(

mashs avatar mash Yeah You Are +6Reply

Acoustic and atheist.

I would say atheist as "ah-thee-ist." But, I still accidentally say acoustic as "a-cost-ic" sometimes.

iceeselenawizs avatar iceeselenawiz Yeah You Are +3Reply

Allegory. I've always pronounced "ah-LEG-ory"

sparesecondss avatar spareseconds Yeah You Are +3Reply

I said "albeit" as ul-beet instead of all-bee-it until about seven months ago.

Chous avatar Chou Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Chou I said "albeit" as ul-beet instead of all-bee-it until about seven months ago.

Apparently, I had been saying 'albeit' wrong too. I thought it was said like 'al-bite.'

ThisBlackChicks avatar ThisBlackChick Yeah You Are +26Reply
@Chou I said "albeit" as ul-beet instead of all-bee-it until about seven months ago.

I thought it was "all bate" for the longest time. I feel your pain.

notmuchnotmuchs avatar notmuchnotmuch Yeah You Are +16Reply
@Chou I said "albeit" as ul-beet instead of all-bee-it until about seven months ago.

I guess I was saying it wrong too. Thought it was al-bay. Not sure why I assumed the t was silent.

Wow, reading these comments, I've realized that I probably pronounce 90% of things wrong...
The most embarrassing one for me was archive, I pronounced it like are-cheev instead of ar-kayv

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Facade, asylum,and prologue. I would say fuh-sade, ah-soo-lum, and prol-jew

BellaDolores avatar BellaDolore Yeah You Are +1Reply

asylum, malignant, naive, polish (as in nail polish) Niall, Louis....

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MAAAlignant

I was a weird 10 year old.

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I was talking about tumours in my science class and how not all of them were MAAlignant. my teacher corrected me in front of a class of 50 some kids.

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I know. I got her again for seventh grade. apparently she switched schools and I was lucky enough to get her twice.

that's not bad. i like compromising.

tyreeshajoness avatar tyreeshajones Yeah You Are 0Reply

I pronounced mischievous wrong for the longest time.

Stepharoos avatar Stepharoo Yeah You Are +1Reply

Debris.

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So bad at pronunciation. Plethora, permanent, geronimo, renege, accompaniment, solider, iron, and pastor, among other words...

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@Alyssa So bad at pronunciation. Plethora, permanent, geronimo, renege, accompaniment, solider, iron, and pastor, among...

Ple-THOR-a, for geronimo and permanent I switch around the m's and n's when I say them (I still haven't corrected those), re-nedge like it rhymes with hedge, a- come-PAN-i-ment, solider like shoulder, i-ren, and pasture.

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Isn't it like "ah-sigh-ee"? I just say "uh-kye" even though it's wrong. I'm no berry expert!

notmuchnotmuchs avatar notmuchnotmuch Yeah You Are +2Reply

Thesis. Still gets me to this day..curse you English high school essays!

I used to say breakfast like bref-crist until probably sixth grade haha.

nylonmuses avatar nylonmuse Yeah You Are 0Reply

i've always pronounced permanent as pernament...

I thought Levi's was "Lev-vees" not "leave-vise"
I also though pedo was peedo.
epitome as ep-pie-tome...

I still don't know how to pronounce acai.

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