Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 06:39:49 -0400 From: Seth Sklarey 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. > >Rima > > 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