pronunciation artifact syndrome

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pronunciation artefact syndrome


Definition An ad hoc coinage referring to differences in pronunciation of words due to a lack of standardisation or regional preferences.

While this term clearly fills a lexical void, it is not a syndrome; it got 4 hits on 31/12/2013 and is not part of the working parlance. Mispronunciation, on the other hand…


• Cervical

  – sur VAI kull British pronunciation

  – SIR vuh kull American pronunciation

• Urinal

  – your EYE null British pronunciation

  – YOUR ih null American pronunciation 


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