September 23, 2012

I Still Have Trouble Pronouncing Certain Words

I am 32 years old and I am still being corrected on how to pronounce certain words. I did not think I would still have this problem.

Here are the following words I have recently been corrected on:
  • Access  (not a-sess, but ack-sess or ax-sess).
  • Candidate (not cannidate, but candidate).  I should have known better.
  • Foliage (not foi-lage, but fo-liage, like how it is spelled).
  • Illinois (not Ill-i-noise, but Ill-i-noi).
There are several other words I have recently been corrected on, but I can't remember what they are now.

I have accepted the fact that I will always mispronounce the words jewelry and soldier. Try as I might, I can't say these words. I try to avoid saying these words. I will say necklace, bracelet, earrings, and rings instead of jewelry. For soldiers, I may say "members of the military" or "people who fight in the war".

I think just about everyone has trouble saying the word, rural. Try it. Ru-rawl. Ruuu-wall. Ru-all.  It is a weird word.

What words do you have trouble saying?



  1. "album" is my word...I throw in an extra 'l'. I say "Al-blum". (andI've been hearing all my life. Bad habits die hard)

  2. Wow, I didn't even realize I mispronounce "candidate" until I read this post. I say "cannidate" all the time!

  3. "dreary", and " mirror"... those darn 'r' words!

  4. crayon, wolf (i forget the 'l' in it and say woof) and rural

  5. I for the life of me can't say deal. I pronounce it as dill. Same with the word hill I say he'll

  6. Foliage has alway gotten me. Also the word magician. Can't even begin to say that word. Always comes out as
    ( mad dish un). Lol


Keep it civil.