Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 17 13:06:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Michael
Quinion<wordseditor at> wrote:
>> This word is not in the OED.
> It's in the online version marked as being from the Second Edition, and so
> ought to be on the CD, too. The pronunciation is given there similarly as
> /'daIksIs/.

That's very strange.  I checked it online just before I posted and
could swear it came up blank.  But now I checked it again and there it

Anyway, I'm still looking for information as to why it's pronounced that way.

Randy Alexander
Jilin City, China
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