Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed May 28 14:08:58 UTC 2014

On 5/28/14 9:42 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
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> Yesterday afternoon on MSNBC, Jane Kleeb of the environmental group Bold Nebraska, being interviewed by Alex Wagner, in the course of about 15 seconds twice pronounced "permitted" with primary stress on the first syllable.
> It sounded very odd to me--but is it to others?

I recall some previous discussion of this, probably here. In any case,
there may be a distinction, whereby PERmitted means "having a (legally
required) permit", in contrast to perMITted meaning simply "allowed".

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