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Johanna Read is a Canadian freelance writer/photographer specializing in travel, food and responsible tourism. She writes for a variety of print and digital publications including in-flight magazines, USA Today, Fodor's, Time Out, Taste & Travel International, Montecristo, and Canadian Traveller. Johanna likes to encourage travel that is culturally, economically, and environmentally sustainable. She travels to four to six continents every year. She is also the Contributing Editor of and La Carte Magazine. Her portfolio is at

54 Words Even Smart People Mispronounce

If you pronounce these words differently, don’t worry—many people do. But here’s how they were originally meant to be pronounced 50, 100, or 200 years ago—and, according to the dictionary, still should be.