Phenomenon is the most mispronounced word in the English language!September 19th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): Phenomenon has been named as the most mispronounced word in the English language in a new survey.
In a study of terms that are tricky to get your tongue around, the word came first, with most people mixing up the letters M and N on a regular basis.
”Anaesthetist” came second because of quickly moving between the TH to the letters T at the end.
In third place was ”remuneration”, which is often mispronounced as ”renumeration”.
The fourth most difficult word to pronounce, according to the 3,000 people polled, was statistics, with its repeats of the letters t and s. Ethnicity, which is awkward because the n follows a -th, is at five.
Philosophical came sixth, followed by provocatively at seven and anonymous at eight. Thesaurus and aluminium completed the top ten.
“Many words are difficult to say and when we struggle to pronounce a word correctly it makes us self-conscious about the way we speak, the Scotsman quoted a spokesman for Spinvox a voicemail to text message service which carried out the research, as saying.
“A word one person finds easy to say may be difficult for the next person. Although it’’s worrying that some people find basic words such as February difficult to say, the rep added. (ANI)
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