[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 23 22:26:29 BST 2020



> On Sep 23, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> In standard British English, 'talk' and 'torque' are usually homophones.

Wow!    I would never guess that.

I’ve always liked the theory that most Americans’ ancestors were already literate when they first learned the language, so they were more likely to pronounce words the way they were spelled than British (or at least English) people do.


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