[Ads-l] Heard, _despicable_ pronounced as

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 10 20:25:19 EDT 2017


You're d'spicable!

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
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> 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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> 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.
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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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