20 May 2008

One I nearly missed

What did you say?

They've said paradigims, breakfasses, homeycides, archieteks, and skintilla. Our public officials really need to check the howjsay.com website before making their speeches.

Mr Prime Minister, the word "scintilla" is pronounced "sintilla", with the stress on the first syllable.

The Minister of National Security should also check the website for the correct pronunciation of "homicide", a word he has to use very often since he continues to hang on to his post and not do the noble thing and resign.

And Senator Annisette, you should have paid more attention to your fellow board members when they correctly pronounced the word "architect".Â

Fazeela Mollick

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