Dear God, but was it my childhood. I still mispronounce the occasional word that I’ve merely seen, never heard. Although admittedly it gets harder and harder, as the Internet goes more and more multimedia…
me: *mispronounces Michaelmas, swarthy, and Hottentot*
her: where did you learn English
me: I was raised by books
— the library haunter (@SketchesbyBoze) February 15, 2017
PS: I am probably going to steal “I was raised by books” at some point.