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Wharton Junior Discovers That She Has Been Pronouncing Finance Wrong This Whole Time


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Laura Clark (W ’19) was in shock on Wednesday when she learned she has never pronounced finance correctly in her entire life.

“It’s fin-ANCE, not FINE-ance, love. Nice try though,” an alumnus in New York had told the Finance concentrator over the phone.

Josh Carter, the President of the Wharton Undergraduate Investment Society, confirmed that the word is indeed pronounced that way.

“It really separates the people who know what they’re talking about and the people who don’t. When a person comes in for an interview and says 'fin-ANCE,' it shows a higher level of intelligence and maturity,” he explained.

The news is almost as shocking as when Clark announced her transfer to Wharton after starting out on the pre-med track.