[Ads-l] Heard, _despicable_ pronounced as

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 10 20:21:58 EDT 2017


I learned it as Deeeeehhhh-thPIC-able<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xrw0gbnNuU>.



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"DESSpicable" by a random resident of Wichita, Kansas.

This is still the preferred pronunciation for MW, Dictionary.com, and this
correspondent, but its existence is not even acknowledged by Google
Dictionary.

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-Wilson
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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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