Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 06:39:49 -0400

From: Seth Sklarey crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET

Subject: Re: Ornery Kathleen/realator

All my life I've noticed that some people have a tendency

to pronounce my name with three syllables.

"KATH' uh LEEN''" or somethin'.

Presumably the same folks who add the "uh" in the middle of Kathleen (a 2

syllable word as far as I can tell) are the same folks who say athuhlete

(and drive me crazy).

Ornery is different - losing a syllable, not adding a superfluous one.

BTW, I say it with both the first r and 3 syllables and grew up in NY. Of

course, it's not really a word I use a whole hell of a lot in any case.


They probably also say Realator instead of Realtor and nucular instead of

nuclear. If they are from the south they say umbrella & insurance with

the accent on the first syllable.

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, FL