[LMB] : OT: Pronunciation was: off topic (ish) Female Heroes

Trialia Xua trialia at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 05:19:32 BST 2008

B. Ross Ashley <redlion at sff.net> wrote:
> >It may be, I have heard both "tur-ni-kit" and "tour-ni-key" from several
> generations of nurses >at Mt Sinai in Toronto. Seems to depend at least
> partly on where there were trained. >Immigrants trained in Britain and
> Australia tend to -kit, those trained here in Toronto seem >to use -key ...
> -kay seems to be American.

...How bizarre. I'm British and I have never in my life heard anyone who
wasn't American pronounce it -kit.


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