Category Archives: pronunciation

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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Eye Dialect

I learned something new today. I discovered this while checking out why some people say “ek-cetera” instead of “etcetera.” Eye dialect is the representation of regional or dialectal variations by spelling words in nonstandard ways, such as writing wuz for … Continue reading

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Pronunciation 3.0

It is sad when a member of congress cannot pronounce common words used when conducting her business. I was watching TV today when a member of congress spoke about the “Judisherary Committee.”

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“Febuary” Does Not Bother Me

I am writing this blog just for fun. We are about to enter the second month of the year. It is interesting that its name is always spelled correctly in print. That’s because it is easy to type it, particularly … Continue reading

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Pronunciation 2.1

Heard on the Tennis Channel today: perphrial vision

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Ignorance in High Places

Today I heard a well-known U. S. Senator call him. Valdimir on a national TV show.  

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