How to Pronounce 'BUNKUM' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word "bunkum". This word is a noun and refers to foolish talk or nonsense. The word came into existence after a representative for Buncombe County, North Carolina, held a speech on an irrelevant subject in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1820. Soon after, the word "bunkum" became known as a synonym for nonsense.

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This unit is another useful look at core concepts relating to tense. Again, it is material that I am quite familiar with, but that I may have difficulty expressing. As such, it is useful to connect the different future tenses with functions and also be able to identify them easily.I never really knew much about phonetic symbols, except for the fact that they showed up alongside words in the dictionary. So, I knew what they were for but it didn't occur to me how helpful they would be in pronouncing a word or even teaching English as a second/foreign language.This unit is a helpful overview of future tenses. I studied this formally 12 years ago; therefore, it is a great refresher of the theory. In addition, native speakers do not use all of the tenses. So, there is no way to remember this unless one teaches English language verb tenses.