[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Tue Jun 8 01:44:38 EDT 2010

Mine was "coiffed". Another one was "dour". I thought it rhymed with "sour"
until two people in the same week corrected me that it is "door" (I kept on
with my old pronounciation as it was hard to shake. Now I simply avoid that
word altogether).

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On 7 Jun 2010, at 20:36, Otter Perry wrote:

> Everybody who reads a lot has words they mispronounce until
> they hear them spoken by someone else. I think it was Terry
> Pratchett who thought the word for those nasty monsters
> was pronounced "o-grees".

Yes.  One of mine was "wholly".  I felt such a wally when I found out.


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