100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English


Here are the 100 words most often mispronounced English words (“mispronunciation” among them). There are spelling rules in English,even if they are difficult to understand, so pronouncing a word correctly usually does help you spell it correctly. Several common errors are the result of rapid speech, so take your time speaking, correctly enunciating each word. Careful speech and avid reading are the best guides to correct spelling.

 

Don’t say: Old-timer’s disease | Do say: Alzheimer’s disease

Comment: While it is a disease of old-timers, it is named for the German neurologist, Dr. Alois Alzheimer.

 

Don’t say: doggy dog world | Do say: dog-eat-dog world

Comment: The world is even worse than you think if you think it merely a “doggy-dog world.” Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.

 

Don’t say: expecially | Do say: especially

Comment: Things especial are usually not expected, so don’t confuse these words.

 

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