Words & Phrases of 2018 Mispronounced

  • Beto O'Rourke [[BEH-toe oh-RORK]] – Democratic Senate candidate in Texas
  • Brett Kavanaugh [[BRETT KAV-a-naw]] – New Supreme Court Justice
  • Daniel Kaluuya [[DAN-yull ka-LOO-yuh]] – “Get Out” and “Black Panther” actor
  • Entomophagy [[en-to-MOF-o-jee]] – the practice of eating insects
  • Freekeh [[FREE-kah]] – a cereal food that some consider a “supergrain”
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai [[ha-la-poo-lee-VAH-tee VIE-tie]] – Offensive Tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jamal Khashoggi [[ja-MALL ka-SHOW-gi]] – murdered “Washington Post” journalist
  • Mukbang [[MUCK-bahng]] – an online video where people eat large quantities of food
  • Saoirse Ronan [[SIR-shuh ROE-nin]] – Oscar-nominated actress
  • Xhosa [[*click* O-sa]] - an official language of South Africa and Zimbabwe


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