82% English people can’t pronounce these 10 words right, can you?

2020/01/091600


  1.Ely


Ely Mispronounced by 59% of people EE-lee NOT Ee-Lie


  2.Keighley


  Keighley (West Yorkshire town) 40% keith-lee NOT ki-lee or kay-lee


  3.Sherbet


  Sherbet 40% shur-but NOT sher-burt


  4.Et cetera  


Et cetera 34% et-set-ter-eh NOT ecc-set-ter-eh


  5.St Pancras


St Pancras 33% Saint Pan-krass NOT Saint Pan-kree-ass


  6.Espresso


  Espresso 26% ess-press-oh NOT ex-press-oh


  7.Bruschetta


  Bruschetta 25% Brew-sket-a to be truly Italian NOT Brew-shet-a


  8.Often


  Often 24% (traditionally offen, although off-ten has become increasingly common in the UK)


  9.Prescription


Prescription 21% Pruh-skrip-shun NOT per-skip-shun or pro-skrip-shun


  10.Greenwich


  Greenwich 16% Gren-itch NOT Green-witch or Green-itch


  The study found a quarter of British people (23 per cent) feel so worried about getting words like these wrong they even ask someone else to say them.


 


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