Is it sher-bet or sher-bert? Or is it both?
Once you've said a word a certain way for a long time, you just assume it's correct, but if the Buzzfeed video above proves anything, it's that we may want to give our pronunciation a second look. The site looks at seven everyday words — and not just words that are incredibly difficult to spell or pronounce to begin with — and shows us the correct way to say them without sounding pretentious.
Last year, a study in the U.K. released a list of commonly mispronounced words, and found 82 per cent of people had difficulty saying them. Words on the list included everything from prostrate to silicon to place names.
Now, we're firm believers in a judgement-free zone, and we know the pronunciation of words can be influenced by many things. However, it is always fun to see what the experts think. After all, we know all too well how easy it is to mispronounce unfamiliar words on menus. Are you pronouncing the names of frozen desserts like sherbet wrong? Watch the video above to find out.
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