Several years ago, I had a roommate who mispronounced the word "vague" as "vagoo". It was just one of those words that he'd read for years in books but never connected it with the word "vague", even though he must have heard it pronounced properly in real life.
I found it fairly amusing, so I never told him, even though he used the word about once or twice a week. Eventually, we were at a party with a group of friends and he used the word and got hardcore laughed at for mispronouncing it. He was justifiably annoyed that I'd never corrected him in previous conversations.
There are certainly words in my past that I've pronounced wrong based on how I read them in books. Ironically enough, I pronounced "pronunciation" as "pronounciation" for years.
This got me thinking of the Trevor Noah line about how Americans can't claim the word "zebra" is pronounced "zeebra" because we don't have them in our country, and how people will still argue with him about
For this week, write about a word you or someone in your life pronounced incorrectly for a long amount of time
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