Only the most perfect people don’t have an anecdote about mispronouncing a word which they’ve only read silently until then. Personally, I’ve learned lots about perennial gardens over the years, but I still hesitate to name many plants aloud. Clematis – should the emphasis be like tomato or Clamato?
So, read the first article, and then segue right into the next one. You’ll enjoy it more.
there’s a list of 30 or 40 words just begging to be… analyzed wrong. Barroom. Bootheels. Coworker (a personal favourite). Manslaughter (never thought of it this way). Moped. Et cetera. via The Friday Fillip: Catching the Misles — Slaw.
And without further Ado, Annie, here’s the next:
Berkeley law professor …. [has] obtained naming rights after discussions with the school’s dean at the time—Elena Kagan. Outside the restroom in Harvard’s new Wasserstein Hall is a plaque … via ABA Journal: Law Prof’s Donation Gets Him Naming Rights to Harvard Law School Restroom