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10 Common Words You May Be Mispronouncing

Language is always in flux, but you still don't want to look like a fool. A FOOL!

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How you may be pronouncing it: mis-CHEE-vee-ous.

How it's actually pronounced: MIS-chə-vous.

Despite the fact that many people drop an extra "I" in there, "mischievous" is three syllables, not four.

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How you may be pronouncing it: Chi-POL-tay.

How it's actually pronounced: Chi-POAT-lay.

You would never do this, of course, because Chipotle burritos are the crux of your vernacular. But SOME people do it.

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How you may be pronouncing it: SOOS.

How it's actually pronounced: SOICE.

Yep, we've been saying Theodore Geisel's pseudonym improperly our whole lives. The German name is supposed to be pronounced to rhyme with "voice," although Geisel himself eventually accepted the erroneous pronunciation.

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