You know you’re a writer when you mispronounce words

I returned to my Bredemarket podcast after a brief absence and recorded this episode late this morning. While recording the episode, I made reference to the Mayo Clinic.

After recording and publishing the episode, I began wondering if I had pronounced “Mayo” correctly. When I spoke the word during the episode, it sounded more like an ancient civilization than a condiment.

By Daniel Schwen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

So, because the Internet knows everything, I searched for the proper pronunciation of “Mayo Clinic” and located this YouTube video.

Yep…it’s a condiment.

By jules – rolls royce mayonnaise, CC BY 2.0,

And this was not a simple five second video. The video is a minute long and constantly repeats “Mayo Clinic,” reminding me over and over of my mistake.

And that, my friends, is how you can identify a writer. Writers can’t pronounce things.