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Old 05-26-2016, 08:21 PM
ASGuy ASGuy is offline
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: far N. coastal california
Posts: 379
I'll mention three.

(1) I've always enjoyed the British way of pronouncing aluminum and schedule. So I deliberately say them the British way: al-u-min-ium and sched-u-l. I never have to clarify this British way.

(2) Growing up in the San Fernando valley I so often heard eucalyptus mispronounced as u-cal-a-pee-tus that I now deliberately mispronounce it. I rarely have to explain my pronounciation.

(3) I did not learn the proper way to pronounce debacle until I was 35 or so. Yow! But when I learned the proper way I always thought of Jim Backus. So now I deliberately say de-backus when I mean debacle. This usually requires clarification.

I have more but these are the fun ones.