The Perils of Final Consonant Devoicing!

Mark Hancock's cartoon about substituting p for b at the end of a word.
Perils of Final Consonant Devoicing

Minimal pairs. Context will often disambiguate, as it hopefully does in this cartoon! But pronunciation problems tend to hunt in packs, and the resulting chaos is less easy to find your way out of. You end up having to unpick the problems one by one anyway. Minimal pairs.

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