Draught: Are You Saying It Wrong?

Credit Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

Welcome back to You're Saying It Wrong, the podcast! 

For each episode, Kathy Petras and Ross Petras—our sister-and-brother team of language experts—send Fletcher a word. He's not allowed to look up the pronunciation, he just has to call the Petrases and tell them how he thinks he's supposed to say it. The conversation is recorded and we all get to listen in!

The word for this episode is draught.

But we also discuss so many more gh words and pronunciations, like delight, Pittsburgh, Van Gogh, ghoti, and Brougham. And all the American English and British variations of ough.

And if you have an answer to Fletcher's challenge at the end of this podcast, be sure to send a tweet too @YSIWpod or email Fletcher directly at powell@kmuw.org.


You're Saying It Wrong was recorded and produced at KMUW studios. Thanks to our language experts, Kathy Petras and Ross Petras. You can follow them at their website: kandrpetras.com

The show was produced by Fletcher Powell, with help from Beth Golay and Lu Anne Stephens. Episode art was produced by Jordan Kirtley. KMUW Engineers are Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen. You're Saying It Wrong the book was published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, as was their new book, That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means. You can find the books at your local independent bookstore.

Thanks for joining us. We'll be back in two weeks!

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