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10 Words Businesspeople Commonly Mispronounce

Posted by Terri Porter   Mar 31, 2016 5:30:00 AM

When I was a teenager (in the Dark Ages), my younger sister was reading a book passage aloud to our mom and me. She came to a word she didn’t recognize, paused, then came out with “muh-LANK-o-lee filled her days.” Mom immediately burst into laughter while I was still trying to figure out what my sister was saying. The word was melancholy — not an easy one for a 12-year-old, even a well-read one, to figure out.

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Topics: correct pronunciation, pronunciation

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