Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Phun with pronunciations

This offensively-inaccurate pronunciation for the word piquant appeared a few months ago in The Gazette.

I checked their purported source, Merriam-Webster and discovered it does not include PEE-kunt as the proper pronunciation. Instead, it lists the following:
Pronunciation: 'pE-k&nt, -"känt; 'pi-kw&nt
I can hardly wait 10 years from now when all these brilliant CanSpell kids are interviewing at law firms and one of them leans over to a senior partner and says, "My, what a PEE-kunt whit you have."

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