26 Windsordave 12 months ago The Brits have a lot of odd pronunciations, for sure. What I find annoying is when the emphasis is placed on the 'wrong' syllable. There are a good many examples but here's the most common. Pronouncing controversy as controversy is WTF to most North Americans' ears. Last weekend on the golf broadcast, the British announcer continuously pronounced the golf club's name as Renaissance, while the American announcer pronounced it as most of the world does as Renaissance. Neither one changed over the several days coverage. I do bet there was some discussion behind the scenes though. Pronouncing lieutenant as leftenant is just beyond explanation. Look at the periodic table for the correct spelling of aluminum.