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 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Nov 2018, 10:10 
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bythebrook wrote:
Apparently it was too hard to teach George W. Bush to say Nuclear correctly so the phrase "weapons of mass destruction" was developed instead (I have no idea if this is true or not).
It made me laugh, anyway - always a good start to the day. Thanks, bythebrook!


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 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Nov 2018, 23:35 
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I would say "jewlry" and "febry" ARE the "correct" pronunciations and they have changed simply because more people learnt to read and, therefore , started pronouncing words as they were spelt rather than the way they were traditionally said.

But the poem about the little girl doesn't make any sense if you say "Fore-head" instead of "forrid"


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