My crusade against bad pronunciation continues.
SEMIFINAL – sem-ee-final
NOT: semma-final or sem-eye-final, as they say on Tennis Channel and ESPN
OFTEN — off-en (“t” is silent)
JEWELRY — jew-el-ry
STRENGTH – streng-th
A – the article (pronounced as “u” in “but”)
NOT: “ay” as in “way”; not like the letter of the alphabet.
Spoken incorrectly by most TV news broadcasters.