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The link's legit – I just don't want the URL to spoil the amazingness.
but even in this case the comments are more amazing than the headline.
I was skeptical, but... they've done it again. 10 points.
10 points also to the guy who made the comment enquiring about whose garden belonged to who.
Also, I've been advised by Chiaroscuro that that's closer to the original Greek, so I may have to revise my opinion.
the change to "sc-" is C16th, via French, the OED tells me. Christ this is nerdy stuff.
You're lucky you weren't around for me and Tim's walk in Kent the other week. There was a pub lunch debate about the correct way to pronounce 'esoteric'.
Now I don't know which way is right.
It was "EE-so-TEH-rik" vs "ee-SO-teh-rik".
So you get an e sound like the end of 'Meh'?
Anyway, I'd say standard English puts the stress on the 3rd syllable.
Like Cthulhu has the emphasis on OOL.
I don't think it matters - the first pronunciation takes note of the word's Greek roots, where the Eso- is the prefix. When you think about it as two parts joined together, the correct pronunciation is clear.
What you really need to be thinking about is why the 'sixteen' in 'sweet sixteen' and 'sixteen candles' are pronounced differently. I wanna know.
P.S. Did you really just use Cthulhu as an example?
I love the second picture! 'THIS IS WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE'
Stating their sexuality despite it having no relevance to the story.
"John, 31, gay, spent the day..."
If only they'd sat on this story until Christmas. It could have gone
THREE LEGGED CAT
AND A HOMICIDAL GAY [something] TREE!
'Super Cally go ballistic, Celtic are atrocious'
(even though the story behind it made me sob for days)
The headline was great, you couldn't make this up, LOL!!!!
All the "outraged" namby-pambies complaining about it ought to take some valium and return to their daytime TV programs.
- John, London, EUSSR, 08/10/2009 10:28
I can't wait until John reads his first novel. It's going to Blow. His. Mind. That's if he gets round to visiting a library before the EUSSR Central Committee ships him off to a Siberian gulag.
"(his partner) is thought to have become seriously ill and died this summer. "
yeah. Maybe they go back and check the cause of death?