My father is an avid reader (which is presumably where I got it from). And my grandma loves to tell stories about how he was always mispronouncing words he’d read in books.
“I’d like some soo-ed (suede) shoes for Christmas.”
“Lisa was in my room and now it’s in chay-ose (chaos)!”
We always laugh at these stories. But then a few weeks ago, I was talking about this place I used to visit in college, called Purgatory Chasm. And yes, I pronounced it with the “ch”. Everyone laughed. I swore never to do it again.
Then yesterday I said something about a myriad of choices. And I pronounced it “my-rade”.
I’ve been reading that word for years. And apparently never paid attention to the fact that the i comes before the a (I’m not dyslexic, either).
I don’t think it makes me stupid, just in possession of such a large vocabulary some trivial things (such as pronunciation) tend to slip from time to time.
Do you ever mispronounce words you read in books?