pronunciation encountered

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue Dec 30 17:53:03 UTC 2008

Last evening I had dinner at a relative's house.  Never met her or her
family before.  They all seemed surprised at my unfamiliarity with oxymoron
pronounced as . ok ZIM uhr uhn

Anyone ever heard this?  It must be a spelling pronunciation, with em PHA
sis on the wrong sy LAH bull.  I didn't hear anyone there say the word
film-as one or two syllables.



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