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Old 05-26-2016, 10:47 AM
Totenfeier Totenfeier is offline
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Originally Posted by Mona Lisa Simpson View Post
Of course my mother and I say "misled" with a "long i" sound, like miser has. We both mispronounced the word in our heads for years until we were corrected. I know others have mentioned it here too.
My dad had that problem too. He was an educated man, and laughed about it after the fact, but he always read "misled" that way - and didn't, for a long time, connect it with the idea of "mis - leading;" he said he just thought that "misling" was something bad that people did to somebody.

As for me, I long thought that I was the clever one who invented "coolth" as the opposite of "warmth." Imagine the crushing disappointment when I finally Googled it and discovered that it has citations going back to the 1500s!