Common Mistake: Ka-shay.
But It’s Actually: KASH, like the kind you spend.
It’s not uncommon for people to confuse the pronunciation of cache, something hidden or a hiding place, with cachet, meaning prestige or superior status. But they’re not the same word, and they should be pronounced differently!
Common Mistake: Upmost.
People often swap a “p” for a “t” in the word utmost, which means the most extreme or situated at the farthest away point. Upmost, however, is a word, meaning at the top of something, such as, “on the upmost shelf.” However, it is uncommon in American English, and almost always used as an erroneous replacement for “utmost.”
Related: 8 Commonly Misused Words
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