“Cheugy” obviously has a lot to chew.Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Billie Eilish and Philadelphia Eagles central Jason Kelsey There is something in common-broadcasters slaughter their names.
Almost everyone has trouble using “omicron”.
All four are included in the list of the most mispronounced words of the year compiled by the American Subtitling Company, which provides subtitles and subtitles for real-time events on television and in court.
The list released on Tuesday lists the most difficult words for newscasters and TV viewers this year to pronounce.
The captioning company said it conducted a survey of its members to generate the list, which is now in its sixth year and has been commissioned by Babbel, a language learning platform based in Berlin and New York.
Babbel Live’s talk show comedian and teacher Esteban Touma said: “U.S. news anchors have been working hard to deal with important sports events, Internet viral trends, and emerging celebrities in 2021. New words and new names.
“As a language teacher, it is always interesting to see that some of these terms are usually new colloquialisms, or are derived from or borrowed from another language,” he said. “As a non-native speaker, I must admit that it’s interesting to see English speakers stumbling for change.”
Here is how Touma decomposes the correct pronunciation of the most commonly mispronounced words:
-Cheugy (CHOO-gee): A fashion term popularized by Gen Z to mock outdated and unfashionable aesthetics usually associated with millennials, such as the “Live, Laugh, Love” logo.
-Chipotle (chih-POHT-lay): This American fast food chain became the center of viral trends this year, challenging the pronunciation of baby boomers.
-Dalgona (tal-goh-NAH): A Korean delicacy made with melted sugar and baking soda, widely circulated in Netflix’s “Squid Game”. (Touma points out that some speakers seem to produce a “K” instead of a “G” in the middle syllable.)
-Dogecoin (DOHJ-coin): A split cryptocurrency that started somewhat ironically before being popularized by Elon Musk, leading to a sharp increase in its value.
-Eilish (EYE-lish): Singer Billie Eilish, whose album “Happier Than Ever” was released this year, was well received and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
-Ethereum (ih-THEE-ree-um): Another cryptocurrency that has soared in value during this year’s decentralized currency boom.
-Ever Give (EV-er GIV-en): The name of the ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March and caused billions of dollars in trade losses. Many news announcers mistake the name of the ship for “Evergreen”, the name of the company that owns the ship, which is printed on the hull.
-Glasgow (GLAHZ-go): Both President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama misunderstood the host city of the UN Climate Conference in November.
-Omicron (AH-muh-kraan / OH-mee-kraan): A new variant of COVID-19 first discovered in November, and its naming conforms to the World Health Organization’s system of identifying variants in Greek letters. (Touma points out that it’s pronounced differently in the United States and the United Kingdom)
-Shein (SHEE-in): A Chinese fast-fashion company at the center of the “Shein haul” trend. Participants recorded themselves trying on many different garments from the company.
-Stefanos Tsitsipas (STEH-fuh-nohs TSEE-tsee-pas): The Greek player is currently the world’s 4th tennis player. After losing to Novak Djokovic in the French Open final in June, He rose to fame internationally.
-Yassify (YEAH-sih-fai): A popular trend in which multiple beauty filters are applied to well-known pictures or portraits to obtain a comic effect.
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