Saturday, January 25, 2014
A friend asked if I knew what the word deigns means, but she pronounced it as "deens"; when I did not recognize the word she spelled it and I said that I did know the word but it's pronounced as "danes". Les was listening to the conversation and said, "You know, that's one of those words that one sees on the printed page, but seldom hears pronounced."
In a recent BLOG article I used the word "banal" and then a friend referred to it and mispronounced the word.
Les said, "It's your Francophilia--you just love those Frenchy-sounding words--remember your insanity about niche?"
Other words I've heard fractured by people:
YOSEMITE (yes, Yosemite!)
Read my BLOG articles MIZZLED (CLICK HERE) and AGATHA (CLICK HERE).