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What are some of the most overused, mispronounced words people use to try to sound smarter? There are plenty of pretentious vocabulary words people frequently mispronounce. The English language is a mash-up of so many different languages and influences that it can be hard to keep up with new additions, but some words are just so impossible it seems like they're trying to screw you up on purpose. Below are some of the worst examples of pretentious, unpronounceable words people use to try to sound cool.
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ah-sah-EE -- An extremely overpriced berry that mostly contains stuff you can get from orange juice.
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UHH-vv -- An individual artist's entire body of work. Kind of hard to pronounce even when you technically do know how to pronounce it, honestly.
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on-WEE -- A consuming, Goth-like sense of boredom.
Charcuterie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pretentious Words You Secretly Don't Know How to Pronounce
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shar-KOO-tuh-REE -- A big plate of cold cuts, cheese, and sometimes olives/pickles/etc. Except that it's French.
Denouement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Pretentious Words You Secretly Don't Know How to Pronounce
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day-noo-MAHN -- The end of a story, but French.
Pho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Pretentious Words You Secretly Don't Know How to Pronounce
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FUH -- Most people mispronounce the name of this traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, causing them to tragically miss out on a universe of immature jokes and puns.
Chemise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Pretentious Words You Secretly Don't Know How to Pronounce
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Chemise


shuh-MEEZ -- The sexually-repressed term for a "sexy" nightie.
Coiffure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Pretentious Words You Secretly Don't Know How to Pronounce
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kwah-FYOOR -- A hairstyle which is expensive, time-consuming, and often ginormous.