Here’s a little bit of whimsy for your Wednesday. These look like perfectly helpful pronunciation guides, don’t they? But they’re something altogether different. Beyond noting that it’s parody, I can’t even describe what’s happening. You just have to listen for yourself.
And here’s one especially for Sherlock fans:
I stumbled across this series online one day because I was trying to prove to someone that “synecdoche” pretty much rhymes with “Schenectady.”
This didn’t help make the point since it’s not even close to the correct pronunciation here, but we were giggling too hard, after sampling a few of these, to care about that argument anymore.
Today’s question: what words cause the most pronunciation uncertainty?
Confession: I try not to say “mischievous” aloud…because I have always thought it was MIS-chiv-ous but keep hearing it pronounced as mis-CHEEV-ious.
And “moustache”: is it MUSS-tash or MOO-stash?
Please chime in…