[Ads-l] Heard, _despicable_ pronounced as

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 11 14:26:30 EDT 2017


That's the pronunciation I learned in Michigan.  When I heard the other in
Ft Wayne in college it struck me as odd.

Herb

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "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.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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