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

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Tue Jun 8 05:57:03 EDT 2010


On Tuesday 08 June 2010 Helen Schinske and Irina Rempt wrote:

>> One more: I thought "syncope" was pronounced "sin cope," but
>>  it's actually "sin-co-pee."

> Oh, is it? Thanks! I did know that hyperbole isn't "hyperbowl".

I've been told that the proper Greek pronunciation of oxymoron is oks-ZOO-mo-ron, but I don't think it will catch on.

Jameela Lares
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