Pronunciation, which refers to the way a word is spoken, contributes to how an individual is understood by the listener. Pronunciation of a word can differ depending on local/regional dialects. For example, someone with a British English accent may pronounce tomato as "toe-mah-toe" while someone with an American English accent may pronounce tomato as "toe-may-toe". Both of these pronunciations are correct, and the ability to understand these pronunciations can sometimes require a person to be familiar with the regional/local dialect of the speaker. If two people who are speaking the same language are having difficulty understanding each other, than slow and clear pronunciation of a word can aid in mutual understanding. Additionally, in some dialects, a word may not sound as if it is being fully pronounced by a listener who is unfamiliar to that dialect. Therefore, pronouncing the full word when misunderstanding is occurring can also aid in the listener being able to better process the word.