21 words gaining notoriety under the #mispronounced hashtag

Perhaps you’ve done it yourself, saying ‘mizzled’ when reading ‘misled.’ To help you avoid a verbal fracas, we offer a cache of common linguistic foie gras. Oops—that should be ‘faux pas.’

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Under the #mispronounced hashtag, Twitter users are sharing words they’ve hilariously misspoken.

The tweets are spectacular.

The English language—with its silent letters, odd accent placement, and words borrowed from other languages—can be a pronunciation minefield. Below are some of the most common mispronounced words Twitter users are sharing. Click on the word to hear the sometimes-surprising and sometimes-controversial pronunciations.

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