Finangle? You Must Mean Finagle

It is funny how I hear certain words pronounced. Usually, what I hear is wrong, especially if it is a word I don't often hear people use or if I don't see it in print.
The other day I was talking to a friend about trying to plan to do something with her that day.

I said, "Maybe we can finangle something."

She laughed and said, "You mean finagle?"

"Oh, like bagel?" I replied. 

I don't even know if how I used the word made any sense.

For the longest time, I articulated the 's' sound of the word, Illinois. I did not know that the 's' is silent. I can't hear 's' sounds. Looking at how it is written, I assumed that one would sound out the 's'.

What are some words that you mispronounced for a long time, before someone finally corrected you?

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