As you know, you don't have to read books to look smart, you just have to talk about books as if you read them. But mispronouncing a key character's name will undo your entire web of lies.

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A new survey by found the top 10 book characters whose names we mispronounce. Check 'em out:

  1. Don Quixote. (Pronounced Don Kee-ho-tee.)
  2. Daenerys Targaryen from "Game of Thrones". (Duh-nair-is Tar-gair-ee-in.)
  3. Oedipus. (Eh-dih-pus.)
  4. Hermione from "Harry Potter". (Her-my-oh-nee.)
  5. Beowulf. (Bay-oh-wulf.)
  6. Poirot from Agatha Christie's mystery novels. (Pwa-roh.)
  7. Smaug from "The Hobbit". (It's Smowg, not "smog.")
  8. Voldemort from "Harry Potter". (Vol-de-more. The "t" was supposed to be silent. But they changed it for the movies.)
  9. Violet Beauregarde from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". (Vie-ah-let bore-ar-garr.)
  10. Piscine Patel from "Life of Pi". (Piss-een Pat-el.)