Become a Fan
Being born and raised in The City of Brotherly Love, I have noticed that there are countless number of words that we use in every day conversations that are very often not properly enunciated. But don’t worry - because we all do it. We just don’t realize it at the time.
For example, how many of you, when ordering your favorite flavor of ice cream, will say “I’ll have choc-o-late.” Or do you say “I’ll have choc-late.” My guess is that many, if not most, are like me and say it using the latter syntax.
I’ve jotted some of my personal favorites down for your reading pleasure. You’ll be amazed, as was I, in how easy we’ve become accustomed to pronouncing and enunciating certain words. Enjoy.
def.- any of various winged insects in which is distinguished by the sucking of blood.
proper webster's enunciation - mô-skee-toe
actual philadelphia enunciation - ma-skee-ta
def. - a smooth, chewy candy made with sugar, butter, cream or milk & flavoring.
proper webster's enunciation - kare-a-mel
actual philadelphia enunciation - kar-mel
def. - upright cupboardlike repository with shelves, drawers or compartments for the display of objects.
proper webster's enunciation - cab-i-net
actual philadelphia enunciation - cab-nit
def.- an opening constructed in a wall and functioning to admit light or air to an enclosure.
proper webster's enunciation - win-dô
actual philadelphia enunciation - win-dah
def.- the cardinal number equal to 2 X 10.
proper enunication - twen-tee
actual philadelphia enunciation - twu-nee
def. - a dressing made of beaten raw egg yolk, butter or olive oil, vinegar & seasonings.
proper webster's enunciation - mâ-u-nâze
actual enunication - mä-nâze
def. - a glazed ring-shaped roll with a chewy texture
proper webster's enunciation - bey-gul
actual philadelphia enunciation - beg-ul
def - an apparatus for taking pictures
proper webster's enunciation - kam’er-a
actual philadelphia enunciation - kam-ra
def - a visual representation or image painted, drawn or photographed
proper webster's enunciation - pik’chur
actual philadelphia enunciation - pich-ur
def - a person whose profession is dentistry
proper enuncation - den’tist
actual philadelphia enunciation - den-ist
def - any of a group of colors of a hue resembling ripe lemons
proper webster's enunciation - yell’o
actual philadelphia enunciation - yell-ah