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    ... your now incredibly foolish mistake.

    I'm almost afraid to admit this, but until last night, I always pronounced Goethe as 'go-uff', when it's actually 'gert-uh'.

    I feel so ashamed. :emo:

    Go.

    EDIT: It was during All Quiet on The Western Front, where the tutor says to the class, 'he wants to be all like Goethe and Schiller'. Thank you, for pointing out my ignorance.

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    Hermione.

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    KESHA. I always said k-ee-sha, but apparently it's k-eh-sha.
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    (Original post by scriggy)
    Hermione.

    Hermi-one, was it? :ahee:
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    Sean... Always thought it was pronounced Seen. Seen Connery
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    Illinois :facepalm:
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    (Original post by MyJunkIsYou)
    Sean... Always thought it was pronounced Seen. Seen Connery
    this
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    Roran from the inheritance cycle for some reason I always thought it in my mind as rowan
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    Caoimhe

    ..and I'm sorry, but can I be blamed? How on Earth does "kaym-he" equal "kee-vah"? *Cry*
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    its not that bad i called my cousins cousin ,who we met like once a year, michael when its actualy mitchell
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    (Original post by MyJunkIsYou)
    Sean... Always thought it was pronounced Seen. Seen Connery
    Hehe. My sister pronounced Sean O'Neill as 'seen oh neil' when she was younger.

    (Original post by Pheylan)
    Illinois :facepalm:
    Understandable. The only reason I didn't is due to hearing it from some American guy as a child. I figured, despite the stereotypes, he was the utmost authority on the issue.
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    Sean and Sian

    Seen and See'an
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Caoimhe

    ..and I'm sorry, but can I be blamed? How on Earth does "kaym-he" equal "kee-vah"? *Cry*
    This was my face when looking at that:



    My potential embarrassment is now saved.
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    (Original post by MyJunkIsYou)
    Sean... Always thought it was pronounced Seen. Seen Connery
    And, Seen Bean? :ahee:
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    (Original post by Woodworth)
    Sean and Sian

    Seen and See'an
    Ahh, BUT.. I have a friend who actually pronounces "Sian" "see-an".. so she just confuses matters even further!
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Ahh, BUT.. I have a friend who actually pronounces "Sian" "see-an".. so she just confuses matters even further!
    Stupid *****!
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    Also, my tutor Mhairi
    how the **** is that varee?
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    (Original post by Woodworth)
    Stupid *****!
    Blame the parents..
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    I still wouldn't have known that one

    Versis, give-en-she, dols (Versace, Givenchy, Dolce (&G))

    Zooey as Zoo-ih (apparently it's Zoe? I love the sound of Zooey, I'd insist it was said that way if it was my name)
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    Imogen as 'Im-oh-gen' with a hard 'g'

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