Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pronunciation: Apology to Classfellow J.S.

A semester back, I pompously corrected the in-class pronunication of the word "synecdoche" by current classfellow J.S. I have just discovered, using the OED to check a use of the word I heard at a scholarly talk (and that by a Scotsman, no less,) that SIN3KD3KI -- just as J.S used it -- is correct.
Thus productively humbled, I accordingly apologise.

1 comment:

pigeon said...

It's funny, I came across that very word three times yesterday and even giggled over the oddball way I thought it was pronounced. Whadda ya know?