On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 22:26:33 -0400, Mark E. Shoulson <mark@...> wrote:

> Yeah, me too; for a long time the word in my head was [alIbeit]; no idea
> where the extra vowel came from. Similarly, for quite some time I
> simultaneously knew the word pronounced [dE'bri], and I also knew a
> *different* word in print, "debris," which in my mind was pronounced
> ['d@...] (again a misreading, transposing the b and r for some reason.
> And no, I'm not notably dyslexic; I was an early reader in fact).
> Somewhere along the line it clicked together...

There was a report this morning on National Public Radio from Hamtramck,
Mich. Surely enough, it was consistently [mis]pronounced "Hamtramick"...

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
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