[ RadSafe ] The "Nucular" debate

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed Apr 2 21:00:35 CDT 2008

April 2

         Incorrect pronunciations are a matter of flat-out laziness.  I met 
someone once who was too lazy to learn how to pronounce acetominophen, or 
aminophylline.  Her slurred pronunciation of the former sound something 
like "a-see-min-fen."   I can't remember how she pronounced the second 
one.  Teaching people to read by using phonics would solve a lot of these 
pronunciation problems.  (Ever heard a parent or teacher say, "Sound it out"?)

Steven Dapra

At 11:50 AM 4/2/08 -0500, Doug Aitken wrote:
>After my last post, I had a look at the internet and found some interesting
>comments on this phenomenon:
>of course, if you want a really "in-depth" <G> discussion, try this;
>now, back to our regularly scheduled programs.....
>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
>Of Doug Aitken
>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:51 AM
>To: 'J. Marshall Reber'; 'eth_jones'
>Cc: 'Radsafe'
>Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] The good news about nuclear destruction
>I think the fact that the current President is incapable of pronouncing
>"Nuclear" (to the extent that all Washington "flacks" and the Administration
>in general seem to now say "nucular" so as not to piss him off) says it
>Doug (expat Brit, so not to be taken too seriously <G>)
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