There’s a Word for That: Cacoepy

atkins-bookshelf-wordsAlthough it sounds like a disease of the intestines, cacoepy is defined as the mispronunciation of a word. Ironically, the word is difficult to pronounce: kuh KOH uh pee. The word is derived from the Greek kakoepeia, meaning “faulty language.” The proper pronunciation of a word, on the other hand, is orthoepy (pronounced: or THA we pee).

Read related posts: There’s a Word for That: Esprit de l’escalier
There’s a Word for That: Jouissance
There’s a Word for That: Abibliophobia
There’s a Word for That: Petrichor
There’s a Word for That: Deipnosophist
There’s a Word for That: Pareidolia
There’s a Word for That: Macroverbumsciolist
There’s a Word for That: Ultracrepidarian
There’s a Word for That: Cacology


Join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: