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 lesson covered present tenses. In this unit, I learned about the different present tenses in the English language and how to identify them. One interesting thing that I learned is that the English language is unique in that it has many different tenses, whereas other languages, such as some Asian and Slavic languages, do not have nearly as many. This can make it confusing for those students attempting to learn English, therefore, it is important for the teacher to have a good knowledge of these tenses in the English language.