Saturday, 10 November 2007


It seems that almost everyone pronounces "anemone" -- whether it be the flower or the sea creature -- as "anenome".

Even people who really should know (for example, TV gardening show presenters).

Is this pronunciation now so commonplace that it's de facto correct?

Do people realise that they're pronouncing it differently to how it's spelled?

from alt.usage.english

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