I got lambast wrong! Unfortunately, or maybe not, I like to know exactly what I am saying, so I always looked up things, saw them written, or asked about them. Not to mention I had picky teachers an my maternal Grandmother was an English teacher, lol! My mother was big on enunciation and pronunciation. So, yeah, I knew spit and image, but I also knew it had evolved. One of my pet peeves is forte being used as forté, but I'm a musician, so maybe that plays into it. I notice another one people mispronounce is cache. They will say a caché of weapons instead of cache. And finally, I am surprised they didn't include a most common one, that harass and harassment are pronounced with the accent on the first
syllable, not the first. It took me a while to cure myself of that when I learned better in high school.
But wait, there's more! I just remembered February and people calling it Febuary, not February! And I don't think anyone doesn't know better here, but there is another problem saying BR instead of just B. I am sure you've heard people call the Library, the Libary and ask as axe which is actually them inverting the sk to ks, so they say aks instead of ask.
I even have one that is more a correct usage problem than a mispronunciation one. People say they are nauseous when in fact they mean nauseated. To be nauseous means you inspire nausea in someone else (make them want to vomit)! To be nauseated means you feel like vomiting. So, you never say you are nauseous, but rather, nauseated. And before I go on, ad nauseam, I better stop
@Rossie, I think you did great! Those are the most commonly mispronounced words I can think of! Most just come down to misspellings, if you think about it.
@surreptitious, I had never seen Rhett and Link before, but I sure would have liked it had they just printed out the entire list so we could see even the ones they skipped due to time constraints. I would like to see more on this.
I would love it if people submitted anything they know to be commonly mispronounced!