[Ads-l] s-dropping specifically

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 16 15:25:31 EST 2017


LMAO.

> On 16 Nov 2017, at 11:57, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
>> _Neither_ Wiktionary _or_ the Oxford Living Dictionaries provide an
> advisory on this word.
> 
> I'm a _not ... or_  - as opposed to a _not ... nor_ - speaker, but,
> nevertheless, _neither ... or_ strikes me as "not proper" and is new to me.
> 
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> A friend forwarded me a link to a "That Mitchell and Webb Look” sketch
>> that’s titled on YouTube as “Grammar Nazi.”
>> 
>> The boss shoots a woman for pronouncing “specifically" without an initial
>> “s” sound. Her pronunciation went right past me, whether because it sounded
>> normal or because I just missed it, I don’t know.
>> 
>> Neither Wiktionary or the Oxford Living Dictionaries provide an advisory
>> on this word.
>> 
>> At https://www.davidgagne.net/2002/03/18/how-to-pronounce-the-word-height/
>> <https://www.davidgagne.net/2002/03/18/how-to-pronounce-the-word-height/>,
>> Azurede is concerned that his former supervisor has a degree in education
>> and might be teaching people to pronounce “specifically” without the “s”
>> sound.
>> 
>> I thought this might just be a UK thing, but an English Outside the Box
>> entry (https://jenesl760.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/mispronounced-words/ <
>> https://jenesl760.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/mispronounced-words/>)
>> includes “specifically” as a word to watch for, and the speaker has an
>> American accent. In the video, it’s covered starting about 2:50 in.
>> 
>> Seems like a mountain from a molehill to me.
>> 
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>> 
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