The Curse of the Avid Reader

The curse of the avid reader

The above linked article discusses words that many people mispronounce because they have learned them by reading, not by speaking.

Canapés, amuse-bouche, apropos, and hors d’oeuvre are some of the words discussed. I know that personally some of my words are facade, solder, and foyer.

I do get corrected when I speak some of these words. I do try to use other words instead, if I’m not fully sure of the meaning or pronunciation. I also tend to use smaller, more common words around non readers.

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