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

Colin Fine colin at fine.me.uk
Tue Jun 8 15:29:03 EDT 2010


Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
> 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).
>
>   
I have always pronounced it to rhyme with "sour". I was aware of "door" 
(or "doo-er"), but wouldn't think of using it: I'm really quite 
surprised to find that the OED lists only [du:r].

Colin





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