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Thread #132499   Message #4092298
Posted By: Lighter
09-Feb-21 - 10:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
In the U.S. we say "LAvatohry" and "LAbratohry"

But since we don't usually say "lavatory" ("rest room" is preferred) *or* "laboratory" ("lab" is preferred) the chance for genuine mishearing is about nil.

Context is a big clue.