There are many words that are often the victim of mispronunciation. As a matter of fact, the word "often" is supposed to be pronounced without the "t" making it "offen." Even mispronunciation is often mispronounced as "mis-pro-nown-cee-a-tion." These are words we read and hear every day and have heard them incorrectly for so long, we don't even notice that they are said incorrectly. Now, maybe you have been saying them right all along, but we bet there is at least one you might be a bit surprised by how it is supposed to be correctly pronounced.


1. Mischievous

Mischievous is one of those words where people seem to switch letters around between reading it and pronouncing it. Many people mistakenly move the "e" to the other side of the "v" pronouncing it as "mis-CHEE-vee-us" when there is clearly no "e" there. The proper way to say this word is "MIS-che-vus." Now you know the right way to pronounce that mischievous look your cat gets when eyeing your Christmas tree.

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