Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Oct 29 00:43:03 UTC 2012

Is that the trisyllabic pronunciation? That's how I've always heard it on SVU (http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/video/manhattan-vigil/1421823), but listening to it now, I can't make up my mind how many syllables there are.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Oct 28, 2012, at 5:29 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> This common pronunciation goes unrecognized by OED. Maybe it's in DARE or
> elsewhere, but this "historical" example seems worth noting.
> 1961 _Thriller_ (NBC-TV): Crimes so heinious they cannot be spoken of or
> written down.

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