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The wrong pro-NOUN-ciation

By Charles Harrington Elster
January 22, 2006

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WHILE PRONUNCIATION mavens like me are always on the lookout for oral blunders, lexicographers are always on the qui vive for linguistic variation. When I hear something that deviates from respectable usage, I make a note of it and put it in a file labeled ''Beastly Mispronunciations." When lexicographers hear the same thing, they fill out a citation slip and ... (Full article: 788 words)

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