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Thread #132499   Message #4080815
Posted By: Steve Shaw
24-Nov-20 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Well I'm pretty tolerant when it comes to variations in pronunciation, but vaccINE seems to have caught on like an infection. Until the last couple of weeks I have never heard that pronunciation in this country (and I am 69...). A few of our telly commentators, after hearing reports from the US, have slipped into saying it then corrected themselves. I regard vaccINE as a horror no less vile than albeit, prior to and on a daily basis. It's just wrong. It comes from the Latin word for cow, vacca, fer chrissake.