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If you’ve ever questioned the way you pronounce words, this might be of value to you. A survey done by the British Institute for Verbatim Reporters (BIVR) has discovered the words and names that frequently get mispronounced throughout the year. Previously, we told you about 12 HARDEST Words of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest 2018. This time around, the Typical Student team learned the some of 2018's most commonly mispronounced names and words:
How Did They Learn The Most Mispronounced Words?
The list of words was collected via the language learning app Babbel. Miriam Plieninger, Babbel’s director of didactics, says words often get mispronounced because they’re not originally English. So, people pronounce them the way they would do that in their mother tongue. Mr. Plieninger comments: "If you understand what the other person meant, it's usually fine. As long as you get your message across, it's all good."
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