Last night, a gentleman leading our ushering group introduced himself, pronouncing his own name (Hidalgo) wrong. His wife had just given the group a quick lesson in Spanish pronunciation. He apologized, and said that he has heard his name mispronounced so many times that the mispronunciation comes out of him naturally.
Although it might seem as though I’m making a point about using proper pronunciation, I’m not. I’m just underlining how much we depend on what we hear for what comes out of our mouths.
It’s just another supporting anecdote for CI/TPRS, as far as I’m concerned!