LucyWB wrote:> > I too am a member of the spelling and grammar police, and> must defend the spelling of my friend (and fan - cheers> Chesterton):> > "pronounce> pronouncing> pronouncedly> pronouncement...> > proNUNciate> proNUNciational> > (mis)proNUNciation: the act or the reult of producing> sounds of speech, including articulation, vowel and consonant> formation, accent, inflection and intonation, often with> reference to the correctness or acceptability of the speech> sounds"
I've had this conversation privately with Amanda; I wasn't taking the piss out of her and I'm glad she was taking the Shakespearean pronunciation to task (after all, the same director is about to produce the same play professionally next month..!!)
I reassured Amanda her spelling of 'mispronunciation' was entirely correct (although I would like to take it up with whoever invented our twisted language).
My spelling of "mispronounciate" in that little iambic couplet is neither here nor there, it just needed to scan. The humorous intention of my perhaps too subtle 'spelling nazi' joke was...there's no such word. (It should be 'mispronounce'.)
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