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Subject:  Re: mispronouncing Date:  1/13/2013  2:57 PM
Author:  Myownigloo Number:  12827 of 14859

I knew about boatswain and few other nautical words, such as coxswain and leeward, but didn't know about Seuss.

Many of these I already knew and had already given in to peer pressure to pronounce them the way everyone else does because I got tired of being corrected, actively or passively. (By someone repeating the word again pronounced wrongly.)

Some of the other mispronunciations that bug me:

basil (actually, it can be pronounced BAYsl or BAEsl, but I have even been challenged to a bet at Thanksgiving dinner by an upstart son-of-a-friend, whereupon a dictionary was produced and money changed hands.)

mischievous (there is no "i" after the "v", people!)

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