Remember when we told you that the phrase “another thing coming” is actually “another think coming”? Yep, we’re still reeling. But it got us thinking: If something so ingrained in our lexicon was wrong, is it possible there are words we’re actually mispronouncing? Here, a list of ten common ones.
The wrong way: gif
The right way: jif
Remember, it’s just like the peanut butter.
The wrong way: shur-bert
The right way: shur-bit
But be honest, it’s delicious either way.
The wrong way: meh-meh
The right way: meem
Number one way to give away your age.
The wrong way: uh-kai
The right way: ah-sigh-ee
As in, acai what you did there.
The wrong way: mawve
The right way: moave
It should rhyme with “grove”…for whatever reason.
The wrong way: Mis-chee-vee-us
The right way: Mis-chuh-vus
Making us think there’s an extra syllable–now that’s mischievous.
The wrong way: cash-ay
The right way: cash
Ignore the “e” at the end, it’s just being pretentious.
The wrong way: sil-uh-cone
The right way: sil-uh-cahn
Unless you’re talking about breast implants, don’t say “cone.”
The wrong way: en-ew-we
The right way: on-wee
Escape the ennui of small talk by telling someone all the words they pronounce wrong.
The wrong way: per-ah-gu-tive
The right way: prer-ah-gu-tive
Yep, technically you should pronounce that first “r.”