If I didn’t hear these two words mispronounced as often as I do, I wouldn’t dream of mentioning them here in a blog for actors. But I do, so here they are:
SUPPOSABLY. Nope. No such word. You are TRYING to say SUPPOSEDLY. With a “d”, not a “b”.
EXPECIALLY. Again, no such word. It’s ESPECIALLY. With an “s”, not an “x”.
I suppose I should include the much-joked about AKSED, instead of ASKED. Nobody understands how that came about, but the misuse seems to be spreading.
CUT IT OUT! All of those mis-used, made-up words make the speaker sound ignorant. If you’re smart enough to be reading this, yet are guilty of the above, then consider yourself intelligent, but slightly misguided, pronunciation-wise. You are an actor. Fix it!