I always thought it is pronounced as 'Pees-ta-CHEE-oh' ... until Natalie Tran proved me wrong in her latest video as 'Pees-ta-KEY-oh'. So I google up the word and 'OMGWTFBBQ! it IS pronounced as 'KEY-oh' .... I've gotten it wrong all these years. Eeeks, so embarassing..
But it does make ALOT of sense now reading it as 'Pees-ta-KEY-oh'. Just like macchiato - 'ma-KEY-ah-toe'. Italians..... LOL
And then today, I read a post on FB and apparently 'hiccup' isn't really spelled that way. It is 'hiccough' but the '-ough' pronounced as 'up'. Funny Funny English.. According to wiki, '-ough' has up to TEN(10) pronunciations.
|/ʌf/||enough, hough, rough, slough, tough|
|/aʊ/||bough, drought, plough|
|/oʊ/||dough, furlough, though|
|/ɔː/||bought, brought, ought, sought, thought, wrought|
|/uː/||brougham, slough, through|
And to think we use these words everyday... I didn't even realized they are all read differently.