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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#151 2017-09-22 12:44:52

From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 161

Re: Things you read and understood but mispronounced in your mind

I wold guess it’s because he learned the word by reading it. On the radio this morning, I heard a man pronounce placate as if it were placket (to rhyme with jacket). At first, I didn’t even know what he had said, but the context made it clear.


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