[Ads-l] old-time stress in "hot dog," pronun. of "Haiti."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 11 23:09:49 UTC 2014

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> The BBC says:
> <<Similarly, while different anglicisations for Haiti (HIGH-ti,
> high-EE-ti and haa-EE-ti) are in still use, HAY-ti is considered the
> most widespread and established and we recommend this pronunciation.>>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/magazinemonitor/2010/01/how_to_say_haiti_and_portaupri.shtml

So, the BBC has finally seen the American light and has decided let other
pronunciations go missing from Britspeak.

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

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