[ RadSafe ] The "Nucular" debate

Danny K McClung danny.mcclung at louisville.edu
Thu Apr 3 09:02:05 CDT 2008

Peter, et.al.
Actually, I believe it comes more from Texas, as in San An-ton-ya (San
Antonio) or La-ray-da (Laredo). Been there, heard it said.....said it,
Dan McClung
University of Louisville, 
(that's in Kentucky, and it is pronounced Loo-a-vull! not Looey-ville)

>>> Peter Bossew <peter.bossew at jrc.it> 4/3/2008 3:53 AM >>>
Maybe from French: nucléide ?

Brent Rogers wrote:
> Nuclear isn't the only word with 'nucleus' as it's nucleus to be
> mispronounced often.  I hear professionals in the radiation field
> saying "Chart of the Nu-clee-ides" instead of “Chart of the
> Where does that come from?
> Brent Rogers
> Sydney Australia


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