Tuesday Turnip

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It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "the proper pronunciation is" unearthing the following:

The word pamphlet is often mispronounced pamplet, with a pl instead of a phl sound in the second syllable. The proper pronunciation is pamphlet.

Knowing the proper pronunciation is also a great aide in tracking the shifts of words from their ancient to modern forms.

In short, when speaking of the ancient Celts, Celtic history, or Celtic knots, the proper pronunciation is "K"eltic.

(A Bode Diagram) To begin with, the proper pronunciation is "Bo-dee". just think of Bo Derek (which isn't hard to do).

(The Chanticleer) The proper pronunciation is SHON-ti-clear.

(Ouija) The proper pronunciation is 'wE-ja, but you may also use the more colloquial 'wE-jE.

Ensuring that the proper pronunciation is used in a language is a practical application of phonology.

(Oregon) The proper pronunciation is reportedly something like O'ree-gun.

God in the Old Testament is currently translated to as "Lord" since its meaning as well as the proper pronunciation is not known.

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February 20, 2007 - 2:29am
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