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Offline Steven Novella

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SGU 5x5 #66
« on: April 30, 2009, 07:20:16 AM »
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Pronunciation of "imprimatur"
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 03:46:47 PM »
Recently in at least two different episodes, I've heard the word "imprimatur" pronounced im-PRIM-a-tur or something similar, with the accent on the second syllable.

The major accent is supposed to be on the third syllable: im-pri-MAH-tur.

I don't mean to nitpick, but I thought you would want to know...
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Pronunciation of "imprimatur"
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 03:48:33 PM »
That's weird - I hit the "reply" link in the Episode #198 thread, I didn't even open another one, but my reply showed up in this one. Hmmm.
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Re: Pronunciation of "imprimatur"
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 04:24:56 PM »
Recently in at least two different episodes, I've heard the word "imprimatur" pronounced im-PRIM-a-tur or something similar, with the accent on the second syllable.

The major accent is supposed to be on the third syllable: im-pri-MAH-tur.

I don't mean to nitpick, but I thought you would want to know...

Oh sure....I suppose you also pronounce "thucidites" as thoo-SYD-ih-tees rather than the correct thoo-sih-DYE-tees. ;)

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Re: Pronunciation of "imprimatur"
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 07:21:14 PM »
I don't mean to nitpick, but I thought you would want to know...

Suuuuuure....corrections are fine but don't act like you're not being pedantic.