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Pronunciation challenges

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I happened upon The American Heritage Book of English Usage Pronunciation Challenges page the other day. On the Pronunciation Challenges page, one can find a list of 191 commonly mispronounced words (or word types.) The page starts with a sentence that – though it doesn’t make any sense – is made up of words that can be pronounced in “at least two distinctly different ways”:

The affluent and choleric comptroller heinously inveigled herbs from the impious valet who often harasses the dour governor with aplomb.

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