25.2.05

Public service announcement

I'm going to channel Terz for a moment:

C-A-S-I-N-O.

Pronounced kuh-SEE-no.

Not cash-EEE-no.

Yeah, English is weird, there are words like Asian and evasion and erasure, where si takes on a sh sound. But if we're going to be talking about the damn thing for another six months or however it takes the government to "make its decision", let's at least not sound like total rubes while we're at it.

Ca-see-no.

2 Comments:

At 2/26/2005 10:54 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the latter pronunciation. Isn't a casino all about C-A-S-H? Yeah, English is weird.

 
At 2/26/2005 1:30 pm , Blogger Tym said...

I get why someone might wryly say "cashino", but that presumes that they know it's wrong and are punning on the word. It's all the folks we've heard who don't get that it's wrong that bug the hell out of me :)

 

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