Sometimes the correct pronunciation is still the wrong pronunciation. Two words in particular:
- Macabre, which can be pronounced muh-kah-bruh or muh-kahb, should never be pronounced muh-kab-bruh. It sounds clunky and stupid.
- Neanderthal, which scientists now pronounce nee-an-der-tawl (absent the th blend), should always be pronounced nee-an-der-thawl, as all school children were once taught. I don't care how incorrect my pronunciation is. Doing otherwise sounds pretentious and stupid.