Monday, October 22, 2007

Tragedies of English Language Use

#2 in a continuing series.

The word for today is origin.

I'm gonna pretty much keep mum on this one other than to say that, according to all the pronounciation guides I've consulted, it's pronounced OH-ri-jin, not oh-RIJ-in. I don't know why you folks say it the way you do (and you know who you are), nor do I understand why you persist on saying it after you've been corrected, but there it is.

Onwards and upwards!


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