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Asking the question about pronunciation evolution

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I posted about nucular and nuclear last time, and cannot help wondering if “nucular” has become the new pronunciation, or whether it is confined to two particular television stars. 

Language does evolve, however, and sometimes it is based purely on mistakes that are taken into the language and retained. 

This time, I’m wondering if the situration is confined to my Australia or is worldwide. 

I find myself using this particular pronunciation, and listened as a radio announcer on talkback said exactly the same thing.  Remember when radio hosts were expected to be the examplars of English usage?   This was especially true with the ABC here in Australia. 

 The word is “asked’ , and many of us are now using “arst”. 

Are you?

tag:  pronunciation

Written by Bronwyn

2006 Nov 3 at 19:59

Posted in pronunciation