||[Jun. 22nd, 2005|02:33 pm]
'areola' wrong all these years?Wait, I've been pronouncing |
The things you learn making video websites for doctors!
Looks like I've been mispronouncing it too. (At least in my head - actually, I'm not sure if I've ever said it out loud or not - it's one of the few parts of the female anatomy which *haven't* been a routine part of conversation the last few years :)). And yet I have the nerve to smirk when people mispronounce "ovulate"...
Ya, me too. I always thought it was AhreOhla. But Merriam-Webster also confirms it, and pronounces it out loud.
Yes! Third syllable stressed. It's not like I hear it said every day, but I'm sure I've heard it at least a few times in my life. And what's more, everyone always knew what the speaker was saying, and nobody tried to correct them. What, does everyone in the whole world have it wrong except for these three doctors in this particular practice?
There are still four syllables. uh-RE-uh-luh.
Did you know how to say it?
I didn't even know what it meant.
Areola Sunflower would be the world's best lezrock band or the name of a book filled with pithy counterculture observations in a David Sedaris style.
i think that i should point out (since you mention my "on accident" grammar, and how i don't know lay/lie, ALL THE TIME) that your first sentence should use "wrongly," or less awkwardly INCORRECTLY.
I'm not just the president of the Fix Midwestern Grammar Club for Writers....
Sure, I use "wrong" wrongly when I feel it's stylistically appropriate. It's okay to break the rules when you know them.
2005-06-24 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: potato, po-tah-to-ly
Exactly. Like when Kate and I are looking over a piece of copy and there's a grammatical mistake, I always say "That's wrote wrong!"
It's not wrong if nobody really knows it's wrong.
(outside of your website clients, anyhow...wow, double negative to boot. They're going to come to take my grammar/spelling Nazi card away.)