Category Archives: pronunciation

Medical Oral Malpractice

I watch a lot of medical shows on television. At 84 years old, I have also seen many doctors. I would say that I have an above-average medical vocabulary. Consequently, I pick up frequent mispronunciations of medical terms. Who is … Continue reading

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As You Say It!

Bicycle=Bike Microphone=Mic Michael=Mike Mike=Mike    

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One Drug, One name

A common discussion these days is about a popular opiod. A large number of politicians and broadcasters know what it is but they do not know how to pronounce it. The name of the drug is fentanyl (fenn-tann-ill). Yet, it … Continue reading

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Changing Emphasis

There are many words whose meanings are changed by the way that they are pronounced. For example: … to record his voice; setting a new record … permit him to do it; issue a written permit In recent times, however, many … Continue reading

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What’s My Line?

In 1958, there was a game show in which panelists had to ascertain the occupation of a guest. During the life of the show, I do not recall anyone who was a dental hygienist. However, I am writing about this … Continue reading

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Whose job is it anyway?

For a long time now, I have been complaining to the sports networks regarding the way their commentators mispronounce the names of Russian professional women tennis players. Today. I got the thought that this may be the wrong approach. Why … Continue reading

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Olympics Got it Right

Usually, my blogs are critical and often controversial. This time, however, I must take the time to compliment the broadcasting staff. Not one time did I hear anyone say ATH-A-LETE!

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