by DNB Editorial Team
English is hard, even to the English.
Here are 5 pronunciations you probably have been getting wrong the whole time.
1. Lettuce – a common plant grown for its edible leaves, usually eaten in salads
It is not le-TEWS but le-TIS
2. Quay – a platform that runs along the edge of a port or harbor, where boats are loaded and unloaded
It is not KWAY but KEE (key)
3. Epitome – a perfect example of something
It is not E-pee-tome but I-pee-tome
4. Alumni – plural of Alumnus
It is not Alum-NEE but Alum-NAI
5. Salmon – a type of fish
It is not SAL-mon but SA-mon (L is silent)