Pronunciation 2.0

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)
NOT: off-ten

JEWELRY — jew-el-ry
NOT: jew-ler-y

STRENGTH – streng-th
NOT: strenth

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.


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I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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