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12 words you’re probably mispronouncing

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The English language is hard. But sometimes people just flat out mispronounce words.

Take a look, for example, at the 11 words below. We bolded the emphasized syllable and included links for audio (click the word to listen).

While some words have multiple acceptable pronunciations, the audio links include the standard pronunciation.

The true pronunciations might surprise you.

1. comptroller

(noun): a person in charge of the financial accounts of a company or organization

The standard pronunciation is the same as “controller.”

This word began as a variant of “controller,” with influence from an unrelated French word, “compte,” meaning “an account.”

2. kibosh

(noun): read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com


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