Being in broadcasting, it really behooves me not to pronounce words incorrectly. I've definitely looked up many words' pronunciation before saying so on-air. I really don't love sounding like an idiot.

However, even the simplest of words are pronounced or "said wrong" all of the time and the cycle continues.

10 Simple Words That Massachusetts People Say Wrong

1. Jewelry.

Incorrect: JOOL-ERY.

Correct: JEWEL-REE.

gold coins and treasures in a wooden chest
Oleksandr_Kolos
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2. Athlete.

Incorrect: ATHA-LEET.

Correct: ATH-LEET.

Sport. Young athlete drinking water of bottle after running
mel-nik
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3. Et Cetera.

Incorrect: EX-SET-TERA.

Correct: ET-SET-TERA.

Bull moose running in the foggy floodplain
UrmasPhotoCom
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4. Federal.

Incorrect: FED-DRUHL.

Correct: FED-ER-ULL.

Florida, Sebring, Social Security Administration, federal government agency
Jeff Greenberg
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5. Prescription.

Incorrect: PER-SCRIP-SHUN.

Correct: PREH-SCRIP-SHUN.

Assorted multicolored pills. Close up.
Assorted multicolored pills. Close up.
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6. Mayonnaise.

Incorrect: MAY-NAZE.

Correct: MAYON-AZE.

Bowl with mayonnaise isolated on white background. Close up.
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7. Parliament.

Incorrect: PARLA-MENT.

Correct: PAR-LIAH-MENT.

The Queen Visits West Sussex
Stuart C. Wilson
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8. Supposedly.

Incorrect: SUPP-OZE-UBLY.

Correct: SUPP-OZE-EDLY.

SIphotography
SIphotography
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9. Gyro.

Incorrect: JAI-ROE.

Correct: YEER-OH.

Homemade Meat Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce, tomatos and French Fries
bhofack2
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10. Squirrel.

Incorrect: SK-WUR-ULL.

Correct: SK-WHIRL.

Red squirrel
Mr_Twister
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