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Thread #132499   Message #4092265
Posted By: Jos
09-Feb-21 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Another pronunciation that annoys me is 'pasTORal'. It sounds really awkward, and 'PAStoral' sounds so much more peaceful.

But sometimes the newer versions can be more expressive - 'haRASSment' sounds much more aggressive than 'HARassment'.

And such controversies are not new. Years ago, my mother used to get very annoyed when she heard someone say 'CONtroversy' instead of 'conTROVersy'.