One of my life mottoes is: I’d rather reveal my ignorance than keep it.
Lately I learned that I was pronouncing two words wrong, and I was delighted to know how to say them correctly. Those words were Spokane as in a city in Washington state and shitake as in mushrooms. I love it! I love not revealing my ignorance about those words ever again.
Bad grammar and bad spelling are both a pain to witness. But I think that hearing mispronounced words is most painful of all. When you don’t know how to use a certain word, you can (almost) always substitute it with another. But when you mispronounce the word you chose to use, it’s more distracting than using the wrong word.
So says she who speaks far more than might be wise, and frequently reveals her ignorance in the process.