Thursday , January 27 2022

“It’s ‘Feb-ru-ary,’ Eliza Doolittle”

Dr. Language is both tilting at windmills and knocking down straw men in this fascinating but smug and preachy rundown of the “100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English” – tilting at windmills because there is no way in hell that you are going to get people to pronounce this word “bar+bit+u+rate,” and womping on the straws because I have never heard anyone pronounce “Alzheimer’s disease” as “Old-timer’s disease” – have you?

Sometimes we all talk too fast – that seems to lead to the most common errors, but most people know how to pronounce most these, and some are in the process of changing or have already changed, so get over it.

The linguistically fastidious doctor also lists the “100 Most Often Misspelled Words and Phrases in English.”

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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