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Well, we do say LABoratory here, though

Posted by GPP on August 13, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Webster's Dictionary... posted by GPP on August 13, 2003

: Does anyone other than me still say EXquisite (rather than exQUISite), HOSpitable, PREparatory, etc? Americans, at least, are seemingly incapable of accenting the first syllable of any multisyllabic word. I cringe whenever I hear forMIDable or apPLICable.

Or preFERably.