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Darowyn BS: Foreign pronunciations: inconsistencies (74* d) RE: BS: Foreign pronunciations: inconsistencies 12 Sep 10

Is it just Hollywood that pronounces the trade of a person who practices massage as "Massoose"?
Surely the original word for a female practitioner is Masseuse (masserze) and a male would be a Masseur (Masserr)
I have also wondered why the people who attend an event have become "attendees", rather than "attenders".
The ..ees suffix is generally used to describe passive participants, so the attendees should be those who are being attended to, not those who attend.

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