Good article, although I agree with the commenters, that pronouncing the “t” in often is also correct.
I am guilty of sherbert…it’s just more fun to say it that way.
Many of these mispronunciations are personal pet peeves of mine.
But I have to admit that I actually did not even know that sherbet only had one “r.” I have spent the last 23 years assuming the second “r” was there. Weird.
I’m going to also admit that I had no clue sherbet only had one “r” until now. Guess I’ve never had to spell it, nor do I read the word too frequently. And I really don’t think I’ve ever heard it pronounced “sherbet.” I’m going to pay attention to this in grocery stores from now on…
Also didn’t know the “t” in often was silent. I’ve heard it pronounced both ways, but never though much of it.
Ugh. Language policing. Pronounce it however you want.
And, um, have the authors never heard of the fact that there is such a thing as dialects? And that there is no standard English pronunciation?
Next they’ll be telling us that ask can never be pronounced ax. (It can).
The only one on the list that I can get behind is “for all intents and purposes”- pronounce it how you want, just know what the words are.