Who and Where is this Kevin Khoo?

Did the Flight Crew Pronounce ‘Cabin Crew’ Incorrectly?

Or Did the Passenger Misunderstand the Correct Pronunciation?

From 2012, On an SIA flight to KL

S’porean Passenger to Stewardess:

Hallo Miss, just want to ask you ah, who and where is this Kevin Khoo ah? He seem to be a very busy man. Everyone is looking for him…

Stewardess:

?? Sorry, Kevin Khoo?? Not sure what you mean sir..

Passenger:

You know Kevin Khoo la… Even the Captain is always looking for him…
Kevin Khoo please be seated for take off….
Kevin Khoo please return to your station…
Kevin Khoo please disarm all doors…..
Kevin Khoo please be seated for landing…
Aiyo! he’s so busy la…
Why you all never help him one??

Stewardess:

Sir, there are 12 of us Kevin Khoos on this flight… and it’s cabin crew… Not Kevin Khoo!

Who Pronounced ‘Kevin Khoo’ Incorrectly?

This is a funny story, however the listening comprehension and the pronunciation of English sounds does course misunderstandings sometimes.

This could be a totally fictitious story from 2012, but words can be misunderstood and acted upon based on the mispronunciation of certain vowel and consonant sounds.

One example would be the vowel sounds ‘e’ [e] and ‘a’ [æ]. Go through this  list of word pairs:

dan
den
bad
bed
bag
beg
cattle
kettle
dad
dead
jam
jem
marry
merry
mat
met
salary
celery
than
then

Did you pronounce all 20 of these words differently from each other?

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