We all like to imagine that we're smarter than the average bear. And, to be fair, 50 percent of people are! (That's how the math works out.)
But, no matter how smart you are, there may be some words that you're pronouncing incorrectly.
Now, to be fair, a lot of the informal rules about pronunciation are problematic for various reasons. For instance, a lot of people get all up in arms when someone says, "aks" instead of "ask." But did you know that the "aks" pronunciation actually predates "ask"? So if you're of the "older is better and everything must be super proper" school of thought, you should actually be saying "aks" rather than judging people who do.
Even the most brilliant people among us are probably pronouncing some words incorrectly. With the number of words in the English language, it was pretty much bound to happen, ya know?
So, here's a list of some of the most commonly mispronounced words. Starting with...
Chrissy Teigen's last name!
word! gave up a long time ago. last name is tie-gen not tee-gen https://t.co/M9EvS9pTrW— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1537154677.0
Although, even she corrects people when they say "TIE-gen" now.
I know. I even correct people when they say it correctly. it’s all v effed up https://t.co/aJkweIiL7H— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1537154897.0
But look: Even her mom weighed in on the matter.
https://t.co/5Dve9N2yZ1— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1537156746.0
Chipotle also piped up and said people have been pronouncing their name wrong for decades.
@chrissyteigen We get it. People are still pronouncing our name wrong and it’s been 25 years.— Chipotle (@Chipotle)1537204366.0
Here's the correct pronunciation:
@JSwift83 You say it CHIH-POAT-LAY -Becky— Chipotle (@Chipotle)1537206592.0