Buzz·Posted on Jul 16, 201917 Embarrassing Pronunciation Mistakes That Everyone MakesWe've all been there.by Michelle NoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink There are a ton of words in the English language that we learn first by reading, and second by saying them out loud. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central And when we do finally get around to saying them out loud for the first time, we often completely BUTCHER their pronunciations. Last week, a Twitter user asked everyone to share their best examples of words they had been mispronouncing, and people's answers were pretty hilarious. Andree Lau @alau2 What word did you learn first by reading before you realized you were pronouncing it wrong the whole time? 12:20 PM - 08 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Mine was "weapon," which I pronounced as "Weep-on." Thank you, Ms. Greene for not making a huge scene out of your correction. 1. Epitome: "Epi-tome." Lin-Manuel Miranda @Lin_Manuel Epitome but like it rhymes with home. https://t.co/pfvTdtwFZs 04:22 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Vagina: "Va-(hard g)ee-nah." (((Kobayashi Saru)))🖖🏻 @3illSweet @alau2 Um, vagina. 😳 “va-(hard g)ee-nah 12:57 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. Prima donnas: "Pre-madonnas." Bernard Ohanian @bernardohanian @alau2 not exactly the same -- the reverse, in fact -- but I once got a note from a softball team my teenage daughter was playing on, in which the coach thanked the players for not being a bunch of pre-Madonnas. 04:19 AM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Homeowner: "Ho-meow-ner." West Coast Beer Geek 🍻🧀 @wcbeergeek @alau2 Homeowner (ho-meow-ner) 07:59 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Banal: "Bay-nal." Nikhil Krishnan @nikillinit @alau2 banal, and it was embarrassing 03:26 AM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. Faux: "Fawx." kate sullivan @teadrunkkate @alau2 My brother calls them “read-it-never-said-its.” My “read-it-never-said-it” was faux—I thought “faw-x” until I was 18 and read aloud something /I wrote/ in a college classroom. 😳 05:33 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Chick-fil-A: "Chick Filla." Lisa Swain, PhD @ProfLisa @alau2 I had a friend that kept pronouncing Chick Fill-A like chick filla (short a). I never corrected him cuz I thought he was joking. I played along. Finally said it correctly. He was like - Wait, WHAT?!? He had no idea. 05:50 AM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Fatigue: "Fatty-goo-wee." Quinn Van De Keere @quinnvandekeere @alau2 Fatigue (Fatty-goo-wee) 04:33 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. Hors d'oeuvres: "Horse doovers." ParlerToddler @Parler_Toddler @shannonrwatts @alau2 In grade school I had to read the word ‘hors d’oeuvres’ aloud and pronounced it ‘horse doovers’ 01:51 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Debut: "Dee-Butt." Mike Vlasic 🛶🎣 @MikeMcPickles @alau2 Debut. I pronounced it as dee-butt. 04:18 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. Facade: "Fa-kade." Jane Coaston @cjane87 @alau2 Facade, as “fa-kade,” a thing I said routinely when I was like six. 08:37 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. Meme: "Me-me." Jo @JoJoFromJerz @alau2 Meme. Certain it was, “me me”. 🤦🏼♀️ 04:57 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. Hermione: "Her-me-own." Kerri @Kerri_may @LibyaLiberty @alau2 Hermione. I read it as ‘Her - me - own’ until Goblet of Fire when Hermione teaches Viktor Krum to say her name! 06:26 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. GIF: "G(hard G)-iff." Meegan Read @MeeganReadCBC @alau2 Gif.... I STILL don’t know how to pronounce it 05:00 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Take this poll to see where you stand on GIF's pronunciation. 15. Deaf: "Deef." Katie Mills @1KatieJMills @alau2 @kalesalad Deaf (pronounced as deef) 05:16 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. Touchè: “Touchy." Peter Pickerill @petepickerill @alau2 I used to read “Touchè” as “Touchy” which made the Three Musketeers seem very sensitive and kind of bitchy. 11:24 AM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. Albeit: "All-bite." Jenny Landor @js_landor @Jenny_Trout @fransharpasatak @AlexandraErin @AdrianneKar @alau2 Albeit used to trip me up too. As a kid I thought it sounded vaguely German and had no idea what it meant since I read it as 'all-bite' 😬😂 11:41 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite And by the way, there's no shame in mispronouncing a word. As one person reminds us, it likely means you at least read it somewhere! MJ @Maryjane_Eliza @alau2 My grandmother Jane used to say: “Better to mispronounce a word than to misuse it, because that means you read it somewhere.” (She was a reporter, then editor of a newspaper, and the reason Detroit started adding women to the phone book #legend) 04:04 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite What's your favorite "read-it-never-said-it"?