Heard on NOVA:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 28 01:30:58 UTC 2011

"It's thirty degrees, it's snowing, and we're in the Arctic [ar.tIk]."

The pronunciation that I was specifically taught to use ca. 1945 - as
opposed to the "spelling-pronunciation," [arktIk] - still lives.

You never know.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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