December 7, 2013

More Mispronunciations

A few years ago, I wrote a post titled “Trying Too Hard.” It was all about over-scrupulous (but misguided) pronunciation. For example, I noted that some people say skoo-wul for the single-syllable word “school.”

Tonight, I watched (via Comcast On Demand) the live production of The Sound of Music that was broadcast on NBC two nights ago. I caught two words pronounced incorrectly: “mittens” and “kittens.” These words should not be pronounced as mit-tens and kit-tens. Look it up.


1 comment:

  1. My late German speaking grandma used to tell us to dress warmly, "mit mittens." Lord how I miss her these 45 years since she entered into glory. I may, maybe, perhaps be getting old.

    FWIW

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