Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 14 14:46:56 UTC 2009

Well-paid TV news anchors still can't figure out how to pronounce French
denizen _trenche_.  For a while it was "trunch" (rhymes with _lunch_).  Now
on Fox News it's "traunch" (rhymes with _launch_).  At least nobody's trying
to make it sound French.

Why won't anybody use the / a / recommended by the Oxford American
Dictionary as the only known pronunciation. Oh, right. They don't use

And maybe it sounds too "foreign"?  Too hoity-toity?  Beats me.


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