A Pet Peeve of Mine

So I was watching the debate last night and I thought my head might explode. It reminded me of the story (maybe true, maybe not) of how people in Spain began pronouncing words with a lisp. Basically they had a king with a lisp and so in order to make him feel better about it, everyone began to pronounce words with a lisp. This is what has happened with the word NUCLEAR.

I'm sorry but the word is N-U-C-L-E-A-R not N-U-C-U-L-A-R. Let's get this right people. It drives me nuts and I had to hear it last night and many times before from politicians, and even from Jack Bauer on 24. Let's get this right. Let's say the word the way it is spelled. Here is a dictionary listing. Let's all practice it.




TheHuckster said...

If my grandma says it, it's true! Though she does refer to National Enquirer as "The Paper". Hm.