go-to = 'frequently or most commonly chosen' PLUS "strategery" gets serious

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 13 23:57:44 UTC 2010

At 5:58 PM -0400 8/13/10, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>A fashion consultant on NPR yesterday explained that denim is "the go-to
>garment [sic] for many people."  (Denim is a fabric, not a garment.)
>On the same day I heard a twentysomething say, with no trace of irony, "We
>need to change our strategery."  His interlocutor nodded, also with no irony
>in evidence.
Query:  How is "strategery" actually pronounced (or how was it on
this occasion, anyway)?


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