[Ads-l] machination

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 25 11:05:13 EDT 2017


Re "mash..."

The subject came up because FakeNewsMedia (TM) has been using the word a
lot lately, and all I've heard them say is "mash..."

Which I believe has always been true.

JL

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:26 AM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com>
wrote:

> Well, Collins, Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com all have mackination,
> though Collins has both. Oxford has only mashination, Macmillan (which only
> shows the word in plural) has both. I personally have always said
> mackination and can't remember ever hearing anyone say mash... As to
> flaccid
> - wow - I didn't even know flaksid was an option, but there is it. Never
> used it, never heard it, until today.
> DAD
>
> Enviada em: segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2017 22:31
> Para: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Assunto: machination
>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      machination
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> I grew up saying "makination," because I first encountered the word in a
> dictionary, and that was the pronunciation offered.
>
> But I've *never* heard anyone else say anything other than "mashination."
> Now I find online dictionaries that list *only* this.
>
> In grad school, a professor of literature corrected me in front of the
> entire class. When I demonstrated that Merriam-Webster supported me, his
> facial expression implied that this was a joke dictionary I'd whipped up to
> make him look bad.
>
> The table were turned when a different professor corrected my pronunciation
> of "flaccid," which, like seemingly everyone else, I pronounced "flassid."
>
> Just a quick trip down Memory Lane (located FYI in Rogersville, TN).
>
> JL
>
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