From “Chipotle” to “Eilish”, these are the words we pronounced the most badly in 2021
Example: “It’s so boring of her wearing skinny jeans and Uggs. Doesn’t she know it’s not 2009?”
Actual pronunciation: CHOO-gee
Example: “I would eat at Chipotle, but I don’t feel like standing in line for an hour just to eat a burrito.”
Actual pronunciation: Chih-POHT-lay
Example: “There is no way I can cut a dalgona umbrella without it cracking!” ”
Actual pronunciation: tal-goh-NAH (although Babbel notes that some speakers “seem to produce a ‘K’ instead of a ‘G’ in the middle syllable.”)
Example: “I thought Dogecoin was an invented currency, but its value has climbed to almost $ 50 billion at one point this year.”
Actual pronunciation: DOHJ-piece
Actual pronunciation: EYE-lish – like “elegant”, NOT “eyelashes”.
Never given (name)
Example: “I identify with Ever Given because I too often get stuck in a rut and disrupt the global economy.”
Actual pronunciation: EV-er GIV-fr. When he first got stuck, his name was often mis-reported as “Evergreen”.
Example: “It is too early to tell if the Omicron variant causes serious illness, but Covid-19 vaccines remain the best protection against infection.”
Actual pronunciation: There is a little! âAH-muh-kraanâ is more popular in the United States, according to Babbel, and âOH-mee-kraanâ is used more in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Dictionary offers six different ways of pronouncing it, including “oh-MY-kron”. Choose your own adventure.
Example: “I just bought six tops, four skirts, two pairs of shoes and a pair of jeans from Shein for $ 75!”
Actual pronunciation: SHEE-in