Who started this whole thing?
This sweet, innocent...
... and now totally badass Hogwarts student.
Many of us pronounced her name as...
But of course, thanks to a phonetic spelling on book four to Viktor Krum (and of course, all the movies), we now know her as Her-MY-oh-nee.
Here are the others that we added to the mispronunciation list:
hors d'oeurves (or-DURVES)
- whores d'VORES
|"Have you ever met a person, |
you say, 'Let's get some parfait,'
they say, 'Hell no, I don't like no parfait'?
Parfaits are delicious."
What's in a name?
Aislinn (from the Wicked Lovely series) (ASH-lynn)
|It was my favorite blue crayon!|
Maire (from Circle of Friends) (MOY-ra)
cerulean (the Crayola color) (sir-OO-le-in)
Location, Location, Location
|"Chicago, Chicago, |
that toddlin' town..."
Gateshead (from Jane Eyre) (GATES-head)
|Let's admire the admiral!|
Ahem. And on that note...
This is a pretty extensive list of mispronunciations! But we have a whole new crop of followers since the first post went live, and I know there are plenty more words to add to the list.
Also, I'm wondering -- who of you have first and/or last names CONSTANTLY mispronounced? Like, my last name - Gambale - is pronounced "gam-BAH-lee" and I always get "gam-BULL" or "gam-BALE." And, funny enough, it's an Italian name, so it technically SHOULD be pronounced "gum-BAH-lay" and my family's Philadelphia accent switched it to "gam" and "lee"!
Alright, leave it in the comments!