Mispronunciation Emancipation

Australians are on the whole lovely people with their hats lined with crocodile teeth and hilarious knife based confusions. The only thing that drives me crazy is the truly bizarre pronunciation of certain words.

#1. Debut: For some unknown reason is pronounced as 'da-boo'.

#2. Maroon: Is pronounced 'ma-rone'. Know one knows why.

#3. Yoghurt: The tasty milky treat is known as 'yo-gert'. The shame.

#4. Pasta: Even the humble spaghetti can't escape and is known as 'par-sta'.

#5. Data: Dar-ter, no! it's day-ter!

There are more but it it's too distressing to type them.


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