Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Oct 7 14:30:24 UTC 2010

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> My whole seventh-grade class was told by a junior high English teacher that
> the "correct pronunciation" was indeed / kwIksot /.
> Nobody could believe it, especially since he himself always said /kihoti/,
> with the apology that he "knew it was wrong" but couldn't shake the habit.
> He let us say it too, but since then I've felt guilty about it.
> Number of other humans I've heard say /kwIksot/ since 1959:   0.

My mother, when in a whimsical mood, used to pronounce it /kiSat/.

Jim Parish

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