Here are the top 30 words Texans struggle to pronounce

I’m constantly mispronouncing words on the air. So, in order to help my diction problem, I thought I would publish the 30 words Texans struggle with most. The real sad part about this story is that I took a diction class in college to be able to pronounce pretty much anything that is placed in front of me. From Italian to Japanese, I could pronounce them all. As a matter of fact, I think I got an A in that class. You know what they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Or is it the other way around? I can’t remember. Anyways, take a look at the list below and learn how to pronounce them correctly. Also, were there any other words that were left off the list? If so, leave those words in the comment section below.

Here’s a list of the words according to, Market Watch. For the whole story, click here. Check out the words below.

  • 1. affidavit [af-i-dey-vit]
  • 2. almond [ah-muh nd, am-uh nd]
  • 3. beget [bih-get]
  • 4. cache [kash]
  • 5. caramel [kar-uh-muh l, -mel, kahr-muh l]
  • 6. coupon [koo-pon, kyoo-]
  • 7. croissant [French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnt]
  • 8. epitome [ih-pit-uh-mee]
  • 9. espresso [e-spres-oh]
  • 10. et cetera [et set-er-uh, se-truh]
  • 11. fa├žade [fuh-sahd, fa-]
  • 12. fiery [fahyuh r-ee, fahy-uh-ree]
  • 13. genre [zhahn-ruh; French zhahn-ruh]
  • 14. haute [oht]
  • 15. hyperbole [hahy-pur-buh-lee]
  • 16. lambaste [lam-beyst, -bast]
  • 17. mauve [mohv]
  • 18. mischievous [mis-chuh-vuh s]
  • 19. niche [nich]
  • 20. peony [pee-uh-nee]
  • 21. prerogative [pri-rog-uh-tiv, puh-rog-]
  • 22. quinoa [keen-wah, kee-noh-uh]
  • 23. reservoir [rez-er-vwahr, -vwawr, -vawr, rez-uh-]
  • 24. salmon [sam-uh n]
  • 25. sherbet [shur-bit]
  • 26. turmeric [tur-mer-ik]
  • 27. verbiage [vur-bee-ij]
  • 28. Weimaraner [vahy-muh-rah-ner, wahy-, wahy-muh-rey-]
  • 29. whet [hwet, wet]
  • 30. Worcestershire [woo s-ter-sheer, -sher]


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