[Ads-l] Biopic - rhymes with myopic?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 22 18:58:58 EST 2017


We discussed this not too long ago.

I long thought it rhymed with "myopic," because I wasn't swift enough to
see that it was a blend.

But, of course, I wasn't a movie critic.
JL

On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 6:49 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Heard on local (Los Angeles) NPR movie criticism show:
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> "biopic" (biographical film) rhymed with myopic, instead of with "bio" and
> then "pick," as I would have expected.
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