Um... no, check is the incorrect spelling for cheque
So even if you believe that American English is "wrong" (it's not, it's just different), "check" is still the correct spelling to use when saying "check a dictionary."
Examples = Canadian English, American English etc.
So there are multiple ways to say words in English.
ARGUMENT IS OVER
I think you mean "full stop"
(While I'm at it, I also never understood why they pronounce 'Craig' as 'Cregg', and 'Graham' as 'Gram')
"I'd better take my umbrella, because outside my ouse it's renning." :P
Nice people. Weeeeeird pronunciation ;-)
There's no consistency
And hey, it's not like the British don't have plenty of words they pronounce with a silent "H" at the beginning as well, unless you plug the sound in at the beginning of "hour," "honour," and "honest."
For example, apron really used to be napron. "A napron" got wrongly understood as "an apron" And the word alcohol has incorporated the article "al" into the word.
Not relevant for this quiz but still interesting and relevant to the previous point is when things got pluralised more than once. Where the plural was taken to be the singular form. One that might be forming currently is with dice, many people think dice is also the word for a single die (which is the actual singular). They say "throw the dice" when only referring to one. Like the singular and plural of deer is deer.
Also tried shellac for shall ay, and deus and dice for die us, (I think dice should be accepted actuallly) and coaxing for cocks un. All very close.
P.S. Note my username! ;-)
English's pronunciation of French words is amusing.
I hope my message is understandable because my English is not very well.
Still only missed 4 though. Really didnt see chalet, and tried chutspah with an s instead of z (and many other variations, it is a tough, one, because yiddish gets "translated" (not really, just altered) differently per country. and the other 3 lowest I hadnt heard of, Ennui rang a bell before I even saw it, and seeing it I think ow yea that was the word in my head, but I have no idea what it is.
Definitely thought that ennui was aren't we! Never heard an English speaker use it before.
Me, I'm just glad you didn't include the word "buoy", which is probably the only American pronunciation I genuinely can't stand.
Just a joke, everyone! Brits don't pronounce the "h" at the beginning of honour, honest, etc.
(I love this quiz)
I thought this was a nice little quiz, pretty easy but with a few words that needed a bit of over-the-pond thinking to work out! Good one.