Question of the Day

Is there any word you compulsively mispronounce, because you got it into your head it was pronounced one way, and even though you've found out it's totally not pronounced that way, the mispronunciation refuses to unstick?

I can't think of any of these I have myself, although Mr. Shakes is famous for them. He has one of the most prodigious vocabularies of any person to whom I've ever spoken—it's genuinely impressive. It was also gleaned almost entire from reading, so he's often never heard these words actually spoken by anyone but himself, and it turns out he's not the greatest pronunciation-deducer of all time. My favorite ever was you-BICK-too-us, which is how ubiquitous tumbled out of his mouth.

I should note, in case it isn't obvious, that I find this habit to be one of the most charming, utterly endearing things evah about Mr. Shakes.

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