- n. Plural form of mispronunciation.
“As with the pharaohs before them the Greeks power faded and the next in line with their mispronunciations were the Romans.”
“And a final problem: even if we accept the items on the list as 'mispronunciations', I still take issue with the pseudo-precise claim that they're the 100 most common.”
“That's why those kind of mispronunciations are called misles, because they misle you!”
“Her classmate, Frank, is a native Spanish speaker, has limited English proficiency, and follows a purple brick road that includes video presentations on the works of Emily Dickinson, vocabulary exercises that help him interpret common colloquialisms in 19th century English, and formative assessments with personalized hints that help him avoid common mispronunciations.”
“They recognize the superstitions and have first hand experience with mispronunciations.”
“Their mispronunciations are actually linguistically correct and a normal part of development.”
“I've also been irritated by the mispronunciations of words such as "tsunami" and "Tokyo.”
“They don't want to be bombarded by Latin scholars or aggressive traditionalists telling them of their mispronunciations.”
“This, after eight years of George W. Bush's projectile stream of malapropisms, mispronunciations, sentence fragments, and the cottage industry that made a fortune out of calendars, posters, and t-shirts that displayed the latest Bushisms, is hilarious.”
“Even before he took office, Mr. Bush was being mocked for his syntax, mispronunciations, and affected phony Texas accent.”
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