Mispronounced in Your Head

The question at reddit is: Which words did you mispronounce for years because you'd only seen it in writing? Some of the answers include
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Are you sure you know how to pronounce these words aloud? Do you have any other examples of words you were surprised to hear pronounced for the first time? Link -via The Daily What

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The bus drivers on my route in Chicago retinely announced the street named for the great German thinker Goethe as "GO-thee."

For years I would leave the bus mumbling "Gerta, Gerta, Grrrrrrrrr."
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In 5th grade, I corrected someone as they tried to read the word "melancholy" which I knew from reading "Alice in Wonderland" but had never heard pronounced. I thought it was "mel-ANK-o-lee" and my 5th grade teacher (not a very patient person) made a very sharp, snotty comment which made me blush with shame. How was I supposed to know it was "melon-collie"?
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Growing up in West Texas, we lived on Illinois ave. For the longest, I always pronounced it with the 's' sound at the end, presumably the way others in my redneck family did, as 'ill i noise'. Thankfully, my wife corrected me.

While in Dallas, she often heard radio broadcasters mention 'ver say les' ave, for 'Versailles'. Things are different in Texas.
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Oh and a friend of mine annoyed me recently talking about "dax-and" ... umm, dachshund is clearly from German, so why rape it with bastard anglicized pronunciation?
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