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Cheugy, Glasgow, Eilish and Omicron: The most mispronounced words of 2021

By France24
12 December 2021   |   11:18 am
We look at a growing scandal in the UK over a government Christmas party held during last year's lockdown. German papers wish "good luck" to their new chancellor, Olaf Scholz. For the first time, a poll shows French President Emmanuel Macron losing next year's election. A group of French intellectuals is up in arms over a "kitschy" redesign of the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Finally, we discover the most mispronounced words of 2021 on US television!

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