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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:17 PM
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1. The alternate pronunciation is more like "egg-zit"
Weird, I know, but then again, George Bernard Shaw once proposed that "fish" should be spelled "ghoti": 'gh' as in rough, 'o' as in women, and 'ti' as in ignition. :-)
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  -It's pronounced like it's spelled: exit, as said: "ex-it;" NOT "egg-sit." Does anyone see the Redstone  Feb-03-09 05:14 PM   #0 
  - The alternate pronunciation is more like "egg-zit"  KamaAina   Feb-03-09 05:17 PM   #1 
  - I was torn between the "s" or the "z." You're right about it.  Redstone   Feb-03-09 05:18 PM   #2 
  - I didn't know eggs could sit.  GoddessOfGuinness   Feb-03-09 05:19 PM   #3 
  - I'm going to go with "egg-sit" on that one.  HopeHoops   Feb-03-09 05:27 PM   #4 
  - Well, all the dictionaries agree with you.  Genevieve   Feb-03-09 06:03 PM   #8 
  - In my Southern Maine homeland, we said "three dimes" when we meant "three times"  Gormy Cuss   Feb-03-09 05:27 PM   #5 
  - Well, it's New England. People eat "pudayduhs" there.  Redstone   Feb-03-09 06:32 PM   #9 
  - Just like orange is or-ange; not oynge.  Wapsie B   Feb-03-09 05:35 PM   #6 
  - Nor is it "ornj."  Redstone   Feb-03-09 06:32 PM   #10 
  - Should be x=ks; but, sadly, due to ignorant people fucking up our language,  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-03-09 05:43 PM   #7 

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