[Ads-l] Heard, _despicable_ pronounced as

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 12 04:53:14 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.

Well, that's three of us and a couple of dictionaries that continue to
carry the flag for proper English. ;-)

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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> >
>
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-- 
-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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