Category Archives: pronunciation

How Do You Say It

When I was a kid, I always heard this item pronounced Q-pon. Now, it would seem that Koo-pon is preferred. What is your preference? Advertisements

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More Babel

It would seem that cable news is a bountiful source of material for my blog. Today, the weather man on MSNBC spoke about factors that would EXASPERATE the effects of the storm in Texas. As most of you will know, … Continue reading

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Special “K”

This post is just for fun. There are: knapsack knee knit knoll knob knock knowledge knuckle knot know knew knife and then there is knish!

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Mispronuncialtion

It bothers me when professionals themselves cannot pronounce their own job title correctly. The person that takes care of my dental hygiene is called a hygienist. The correct pronunciation is “hi-jeen-ist” (not “hi-jen-ist”). If you do not believe me, please … Continue reading

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Make Up Your Own Words

While watching cable news, I get to hear many members of Congress speak. To my disappointment, I find many of them unable to speak as well as a mature, supposedly well-educated person should. This representative used the word “essentually” instead … Continue reading

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Ay Nother

Lately, I’ve been listening regularly to MSNBC on cable to keep up with all of the breaking news. I am disappointed at how many on staff there say “ay-nother” instead of “an-other.” It bothers me almost as much as those … Continue reading

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Asterick

The “sk” combination is difficult for many people to pronounce. That is why they say asterick instead of asterisk. It may also be the reason some people say axe (or aks) instead of ask. However, while researching these words, I … Continue reading

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