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Mispronunciation
I pronounce epitome "EPPY-tome", but EpiPen "uh-PIE-pen".
Title text: I pronounce epitome "EPPY-tome", but EpiPen "uh-PIE-pen".

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"Misspell" and "Mispronunciation" are both misspelt quite often. "Misspell" is quite commonly misspelt as “mispell” or “miss-spell”. Cueball also refers to the fact that he mispronounces "mispronunciation". These statements are metahumor, as "misspell" means to write incorrectly and "mispronunciation" means a wrong pattern of speaking.

The punchline comes when Cueball tells that the epitome of mispronunciation is the the way Cueball says "epitome". This is also metahumor, as epitome refers to a very good or perfect example. Thus Cueball shows the epitome of mispronunciation when he incorrectly pronounces "epitome".

The title text explains Cueball's mispronunciation of epitome.

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[White Hat and Cueball are walking and talking about spelling and pronunciation]
Cueball: I sometimes misspell "misspell" and "mispronunciation", and I mispronounce "mispronunciation,"
Cueball: but the epitome of mispronunciation is probably the way I pronounce "epitome."




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