Erik Bates | April 24, 2005
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Amy Austin | April 24, 2005
Both sound like instances of an English-speaking narrator -- seems to be the preference for these things! Neither pronunciation is all that surprising if this is the case.

Scott Hardie | April 26, 2005
Perhaps the Discovery channel narrator was French and unable to pronounce the "th" sound?

I used to think archipelago was "ar-cheh-pel-AY-go" until I heard Jeff Probst, undeniably American, pronounce it "ar-keh-PEL-eh-go." Not such a big difference to you maybe, but I'm planning to run an RPG set on an archipelago, and I'm already considered a jackass well enough in my gaming group that I don't need to make it worse. :-P

Patrick Little | April 26, 2005
A jackass we don't consider you a jackass...
OCD maybe...
your thought process maybe...
but that's part of your charm... :)

John E Gunter | April 26, 2005
Patrick's right, smartass maybe, but not a jackass.

Scott Hardie | April 27, 2005
Thanks, fellas. I'm glad to know I misunderestimated myself once again.

Erik: Both are right. (link)

Steve Dunn | April 27, 2005
I still sometimes mispronounce words I've only seen in print. It's embarassing. The worst was when I was 12 years old and I told my father about a "ho-ax." He seemed puzzled for a while, but soon figured out I was talking about a hoax. My wife got busted a couple years ago for pronouncing epitome "epi-toam" instead of "epit-o-ME."

I'm still not clear on the prounciation of stalwart...

Anna Gregoline | April 27, 2005
I do the same thing. It's so embarassing, isn't it? My case feels even worse because sometimes in trying to pronounce the word, I get a little stutter in the middle and it doesn't come out at all recognizable. Luckily, Jesse can usually tell what I'm saying and helps me out.

Steve West | April 27, 2005
Is it flutist or flautist and are they both pronounced the same way?

Lori Lancaster | April 27, 2005
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Anna Gregoline | April 27, 2005
All the flute players I've known have said, "Flautist."

Jackie Mason | April 27, 2005
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