What’s a mispronunciation that sends you into fits of rage?

What’s a mispronunciation that sends you into fits of rage?

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  1. The US basketball team from Boston.. I mean, their ancestors are mostly Irish, you’d think they’d use the more accepted pronunciation. I’m aware language and words change, but Sell Ticks always grates on my ears.

  2. As someone who works in telecom, telephony. Hard to write a description on how to pronounce it. But the best way to describe it, is to say it like you would say teléfono for Spanish.

  3. I have a coworker who mispronounced Persephone for months. It made me giggle every time, he would pronounce it ‘purse-e-phone’ (like a phone in ones purse). We finally told him the proper pronunciation. His native language is not English and has very little (if any) Greek influence, so it didn’t make me angry. Getting angry about something like that is silly, but it did make me giggle.

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