The Most Mispronounced Words Of 2017

The Ten Most Mispronounced Words of 2017

  • Bokeh (boh-keh) – The out of focus areas in a photo
  • Coulrophobia (cool-ruh-foh-bee-ah) – Fear of clowns
  • Dotard (doh-terd) – An elderly person considered weak or fragile (used by North Korea’s Kim Jung Un to describe President Trump)
  • Fibromyalgia (fai-broh-mai-ahl-jyah) – A musculoskeletal illness that causes severe pain across the body
  • Gal Gadot (gal gah-dott) – The actress who starred as "Wonder Woman."
  • Namibia ( nah-mih-bee-ah) - A a southwest African nation (President Trump called it Nambia during a UN speech)
  • Nuclear (noo-klee-ar) – Most commonly misprounounced "noo-kyoo-lar"
  • Puerto Rico (pwehr-toh ree-coh)
  • Pyongyang (pyong-yang) – The capital of North Korea.
  • Weinstein (wine-stine) – Linguistics at Babel say it should be pronounced “stine” not “steen” although the sexually assaulting movie mogul goes with the latter. 

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