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Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri Jul 20 02:58:47 UTC 2007

sagehen wrote:
> When I have occasion (rarely!) to use it, I say "DESuetude."

James Harbeck replied:
> You mean people say it another way? I say it that way, and I've only
> ever known one other person who said it at all.

Well, I've never heard the word spoken, nor have I looked up its
pronunciation, but I've always pronounced it (in my head) "deSUetude".
Then again, I've long been prone to what Atlantic Monthly calls "tome-

Jim Parish

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