Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pet Peeve

I have noticed a trend in the last few years that grates on my ears. Everyone knows that there are three dimensions that you need when measuring something as follows:


Yes, the first two rhyme as they both in in "th" but NO the third does not rhyme despite what you hear on all those decorating and makeover shows on TV. I wish all TV producers would take notice and send a memo to all their staff that "height" ends in "ght" There is no "TH" in height and it should not be pronounced "hithe."

The correct pronunciation is "hite" and it rhymes with "right"

Do you have a similar pet peeve? If so, tell me about it by leaving a comment on this post.

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