July 8, 2016

Don't Sound Stupid, part I

A new feature wherein I, Lydia, instruct you, the reader, not to make common, idiotic mistakes of grammar, syntax, or pronunciation of the English language, particularly errors that annoy me. As a review, the word "recognize" is pronounced rek-kog-nize, not reckin-nize.

This week, Primer:

A basic instruction text, pronounced "Prim-mer," with a short i.

The initial coat of paint, or pre-treatment, pronounced "Pri-mer," with a long i.

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