It’s amazing. We’ve been on this earth for so many years and we still mispronounce certain words. People are always correcting me. That why when I read about the 50 most frequently mispronounced words in Ragan’s PR Daily, I decided to share it with you. In the world of digital, you are not suppose to cut and paste an entire story. So all you have to do is click here to see all 51.
Here are the first few ….
1. aegis—The ae in this word is pronounced /ee/. Say EE-JIS/, not /ay-jis/. In mythology the “aegis” is associated especially with the goddess Athene. It is her shield with the Gorgon’s head on.
2. anyway—The problem with this word is not so much pronunciation as the addition of an unnecessary sound. Don’t add an s to make it “anyways.” The word is ANYWAY.