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Mispronunciation: why you should stop correcting people’s mistakes

J.K2507/Shutterstock Jane Setter, University of Reading A recent survey of 2,000 adults in the UK identified the top ten “mispronunciations” people find annoying. Thankfully the majority (65%) of annoyed people do not feel comfortable correcting a speaker in public. But leaving aside the fact that 2,000 is hardly a representative sample of the UK, with its population of over 66 …

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