Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4-25-2017 #AtoZChallenge - U is for Unspeakable.

Everything, Nothing & Stuff In-between -  
Random stuff from my brain

U is for Unspeakable.

I'm going to tell you a secret.

An embarrassing secret. 

I can't say the word...Worcestershire. You know, like the sauce? Worcestershire sauce. Can't say it.

Thinks that's funny?

How about Anemone? Like a Sea Anemone? Looks easy enough, but when I try to say it, it doesn't come out right. At. All. :)

Do you have any words that you have trouble pronouncing?


  1. HA! I grew up in an area where people routinely mispronounced "library" as "liberry," and had a mother who was a terrible mispronouncer of words. It's made me so conscious of it.

    In our house, no one can say Worcestershire (I'm convinced it's a trick word that has no true pronunciation, no matter what anyone says). We just call it "what's-this-here-sauce" and leave it at that.

  2. I have several, usually words I encounter reading and have never heard spoken: outlier (it is out-LIE-er or out-LEE-er?), the poet W.H. Auden's last name (OW-den? AH-den?), and a number of French words. I used to call parfait "para-fat". Oh the shame.

  3. there are a lot of words I can't pronounce and is slightly embarrassed by it but I don't care as much as before. one time I forgot how to pronounce deodorant which drove me crazy because I was shopping for it...

    have a lovely day.

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  4. I can't say that W one either...or spell it! I think it's supposed to be pronounced like 'wuster'...but that seems all kind of wrong to me!
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  5. i have troubles with the 2nd word too. all the time. :D
    Joy at The Joyous Living: U is for UNIVERSAL

  6. My mom has always made fun of me for the way I say "poinsettia." Every Christmas, I know she's going to point to a red flower and ask me what it is, then chuckle.
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  7. Hi Heather - this is fun ... though I'm pretty useless at thinking about this sort of thing ... fillum is one ... South African for film ...

    Worcster sauce ... do ... I love the stuff!!!

    Devonshire for Devon ... tis Devon ...

    But so we go ... cheers and well done - Hilary


  8. LOL! I can's say that word either. I give it way too many syllables.

  9. I am impressed you can spell the w-sauce! Today I was having trouble saying calvary, and had to say it several times as I was dropping something off at a club with the name...wait, google says I have it spelled wrong-is it not a word and THAT is why I can't say it?!?!?!

  10. When I was little and read The Hobbit by myself I didn't know how to pronounce the name of the dragon Smaug so even today I always think Sm - ow (as in cow)- g rather than Sm - or - g! Being British, Worcestershire isn't a problem :)

  11. WOOST-e-sheer. You're welcome. XD

    Oddly enough, I have throuble with "lily."


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