English and All its Wonders

So I was taking a stroll yesterday. I was coming up to 12th Street, and I looked up at the street signs. I found myself stopping to stare at 12th Street for a minute or two. Why? Because have you ever really looked at the word twelfth before? It’s a weird word!


How are you supposed to pronounce twelfth? Do you pronounce the or do you pronounce the th? After repeating the word way too many times during the course of me writing this post, I have discovered that I say twelTH…because forget the f! Who needs it? Not me.

I did attempt to pronounce all the sounds in twelfth, but it was awkward and difficult and no thank you. ~th all the way.

But I want to hear from you! Do you say twelth, twelf, or are you an overachiever and say twelFTH? Did I make you self conscious about it? I am now. Anyways let’s end this. Good days and happy things!