I heard a sponsorship ad on MPR this week in which the announcer used the words “strong” and “strength” but pronounced them “shtrong” and “shtrength.” WTF!
Blogger Bev Cohn has noticed the same thing (Item #2) with her Five Commonly Mispronounced English Words or Groups of Letters. I’ve heard this on the east coast for a while but it was interesting to hear that it had, um, infected the MPR sponsorship dept.
Note Item #4 on her list about words ending in ‘th’ pronounced as ‘f.’ One of my sons pointed out to me a couple years ago that it was common for ‘Northfield’ to be pronounced ‘Norfield.’
Want to know how to correctly pronounce words like ‘mischievous’?