Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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spellos

So, this generally happens when you're a kid, but it's even funnier when you're an adult: when you read and understand a word, but then try to work into a conversation and pronounce it wrong.

Example from a friend-who-shall-remain-anonymous: paradigm, but pronounced "paradiggum."

Or alternatively, you hear a word in conversation and understand it, but mangle it when trying to spell it, or don't recognize it when it's written.

Example from, um, me: segue. Until last year, I honestly thought it was spelled how it's pronounced, "segway." What's more, I thought that when the word segue appeared in sheet music, it was pronouced "seeg."
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