My mom got called on to read aloud in class and came across the word ‘island’ and pronounced the s (is-land) and the whole class laughed at her and the teacher told her she was stupid. She grew up hating reading and has literally not read any books, newspapers, magazines, etc. since my sister and I were younger and then she only read us children’s books because she ‘had to.’ So like, don’t do this.
I mispronounced Narnia’s “Aslan” as “Alsan” for YEARS.
Pronounced “detritus” DEE TREE US.
But my favorite is my husband and Ancient Greek minor’s pronunciation of “Telemachus” as “Telemachos.”
“The day my father came to claim me, my mother did not wish for me to go. ‘She is a girl,’ she said, ‘and I do not think that she is yours. I had a thousand other men.’ He tossed his spear at my feet and gave my mother the back of his hand across the face, so she began to weep. ‘Girl or boy, we fight our battles,’ he said, ‘but the gods let us choose our weapons.’ He pointed to the spear, then to my mother’s tears, and I picked up the spear. ‘I told you she was m i n e,’ my father said, and took me.”
(Source: msmeminger, via the-writers-ramblings)
tell your father i’m here, and tell him the lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts