Tuesday, August 11, 2015

specific/Pacific: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An astonishing number of people mispronounce “Pacific” as “specific.”

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't that backwards? Don't you mean "mispronounce “specific.” as “Pacific”? I have heard people say "I'm looking for a "pacific" book", but I have never heard anyone say "We went to the "Specific" ocean.