[Ads-l] inde-fatigue-able

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 26 10:26:01 EDT 2016


I've definitely heard it (and winced, I admit), but I don't see it listed as an alternate spelling in the first few dictionaries I checked online.

LH

> On Oct 26, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Kellyanne Conway, the T---p's campaign manager, also says "in dee fatigue a
> bull."
> 
> JL
> 
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> That's how a top CNN anchor (really) pronounces "indefatigable."
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>> I used to use that pronunciation, myself. But, unluckily, no one was paying
>> me to do it.
>> 
>> Sad on me.
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>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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