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

The Sundance Kid bobug at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 2 15:06:25 BST 2008

Raye Johnson wrote:
> Obviously Amy Lee had never heard the word
> 'tourniquet' before being asked to sing it.  She
> pronounces it 'turn-i-kwet'; every single medical
> person I've met who's used the word, from my mother
> (an RN) through all the first aid instructors I've had
> (starting when I was eleven) pronounces it
> 'tore-ni-kay'.

I grew up in Ohio (Cincinnati), and it was "tur-nih-kit" (hard T). So, if it's regional, it's skipping areas in the Midwest. 

Heather (now in St. Louis)


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