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mis pruh nowns

  • v  pronounce a word incorrectly
    She mispronounces many Latinate words

  • The provocative subject matter is sometimes trivialized (gentiles cutely mispronounce Yiddish words); at other times, romanticized.
  • To mispronounce the name of Willie Houliston (rhymes with fool us none), national hero and ace center-forward for Scotland, was as bad as manhandling the name of Joe DiMaggio.
  • His name itself (approximate pronunciation: Kor-chak Jule-fcttjf-ski) is so big a mouthful that even old friends avoid using it so they won't mispronounce it.
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  • Immigration bill is an early test for New Jersey's new senator
    He traded a glass-walled office and sweeping views of the Delaware River in Trenton for a converted conference room in a prefab building on Capitol Hill, where people continuously mispronounce his name. But former New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa is s now a part of an exclusive 100-member club that gets to have a say on the major issues of the day.
    July 1, 2013 - The Record

  • Dick Lynch in WNYT
    I usually leave the names to Bob Papa and let him figure it out,Lynch said. "But yeah, I have trouble with the pronunciation of names. Sometimes I get them, sometimes I don't. I don't mean anything by it if I mispronounce a name."
  • Terrell Owens in The Delaware County Times
    What was so funny,Owens told Penthouse, "is that she pronounces her last name 'Tuh-RELL,' the way people mispronounce my last name."
  • Eric Mangini in New York Times
    You know how it is,Mangini said. "Guys are going to kid you if you mispronounce a word or somebody's name. It's good-natured, but you'd rather not go through that if you can avoid it."

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