Pronunciation challenges

October 30, 2005 | 1 book mentioned

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.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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