Ten Words that you’re probably pronouncing incorrectly
文：徐安心 (Benjamin Hsu)
arctic (arc-tic not are-tic.)
Many people forget that there’s a c inside arctic, and pronounce it artic.
colonel (kernel not co-lo-nel)
that co-lo-nel is actually a kernel.
epitome (not epi-tome, epi-tuh-me)
It’s not tome (epi-tome), it’s tuh-me!
facade (fasaade not fa-kade)
Remember people, it’s a soft c, not a hard c!
gaol (jail not gale)
When you’re going to gaol, remember that its pronounced jail, not gale!
hors d’oeuvre (ohr durv, not hore-do-vrays)
This is something that everybody mispronounces the first time around, but don’t be discouraged!
hyperbole (hyper-bo-lee not hyper-bowl)
That hyperbole is from Bo Lee, not the bowl.
library (lie-brary, not lie-berry)
The syndrome of the forgotten R is widespread, but be one of the chosen few!
subtle (suttle not sub-tuul)
I’m not being subtle when I’m telling you that you’re pronouncing it wrong, i’m being suttle!
thyme (time, not thigh-m)
It may not be your favorite herb, but it’s the time to start pronouncing it right.