When I was a kid various words were impossible to pronounce properly. Here are a few I can remember:
- Draclia - Dracula
- Ambliance - Ambulance
- Sammich - Sandwich
- Frankystein - Frankenstein
- Pacific - specific
Not sure what these would be classed as: spoonerisms? malopropisms? simple mispronunciations?
I suppose the chap who made a living out of this kind of thing was the TV personality who said stuff like 'take the hotty custardo and pour it overly the rolypolopud' or something like that! Can't recall his name but he voiced a character like this in a Gerry Anderson TV show - Joe 90, Secret Service?
I came across him again on the classic Small Faces album Ogden Nut Gone Flake years later!
Which words did you mis-pronounce as a nipper readers in whatever launguage?