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Pronunciation

Benedict Cumberbatch Just Can NOT Say This Word Correctly

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.26.2014 | Comedy

Some words are a doozy to pronounce -- but is "penguins" really one of them? Apparently it's tricky for jauntily-named British actor Benedict Cumbe...

A Linguistics Take On The Pronunciation Of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Alanna Lynch | Posted 11.23.2014 | Taste
Alanna Lynch

I decided to take on the challenge of mediating the argument between "Ree-says" and "Ree-sees."

How To Pronounce Riesling, Sangiovese And 20 Other Tricky Wine Names

Foodbeast | Posted 11.15.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

If you walk into BevMo and have trouble pronouncing 90 percent of the wine in there, you're definitely not alone. Even if you listen to an insane a...

Lupita Tried To Tell Us This A Long Time Ago

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

By now, we're sure you've received the news that Lupita Nyong'o was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014. And you may have also real...

How To Properly Pronounce 'Beyoncé' In 8 Seconds

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Comedy

Queen Bey. Bey. Bee. Mrs. Carter. There are quite a few nicknames out there for the legendary singer and recording artist more formally known as Beyon...

20 Classical Music Names You Are Probably Pronouncing Wrong

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts

Everybody wants to be a classical music connoisseur. But when it comes down to it, it's not only difficult to grasp the style and sound of the world's...

Claire Fallon

17 Everyday Words You Just Might Be Mispronouncing

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books

There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear than someone saying “mischievious” instead of “mischievous,” and nothing more embarrassi...

30 Artist Names You Are Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

Art history is tough. Not only is it difficult to keep in check the movements (Abstract Expressionist or Minimalism?), media (wait, is that oil paint ...

5 Words You're Probably Saying Wrong

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

One would think there should be little question about how they should be pronounced. But not so!

Help Me Understand...

John Joss | Posted 03.10.2012 | Media
John Joss

Our inability to express ourselves with clarity, simplicity and vigor is the death of effective human affairs. The light at the end of the tunnel is that we, if we care enough to speak and write properly, will shine.

Ben Craw

The Ultimate Iceland Volcano Mispronunciation Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It's funny when people mispronounce words. You may have caught the video we posted earlier of news reporters attempting to pronounce the name of the I...