Friday, December 08, 2006
You say pot-ay-to, I say pot-ah-to
<-- Crimson Rosella. They seem to like the bopple nut tree that grows through our deck.
How do you pronounce "alias"?
I'm (re-)reading Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace" and Mel and Lovergirl are laughing at my pronunciation.
I say "ah-LYE-uss" but their combined wisdom insists it is "AYE-lee-ass"
Thus far in my life I haven't had much call to say the word aloud, and both Mel and Lovergirl have somewhat more colourful backgrounds than mine, so might have had more cause to use it.
But I find it hard to imagine I might be wrong, as I would trust my linguistic judgement long before theirs.
Mel suggests I should just say "A.K.A. Grace"