Poll reveals most mispronounced words

Phenomenon, remuneration and statistics have topped a list of the most commonly mispronounced English words.

Speakers also have a problem getting their tongue around ethnicity, hereditary and particularly, according to the body charged with recording public utterances.

The British Institute Of Verbatim Reporters is the UK’s leading organisation for professionals involved in taking down speech at court and tribunal hearings.

A poll of its UK members found 10 words respondents consistently find the most challenging to pronounce.

Completing the list are conjugal, specific, processes and development.

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