argh! i can’t take it anymore!

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prezzie dubya is on my tv.
the word is NUCLEAR.
sound it out. NU-CLEAR.
two syllables.
not three.
not nu-cue-ler. nuclear.
check merriam-webster.
there is no alternative pronunciation.
it’s a pet peeve anyway, having to hear it a million trillion times in this one unfortunate speech is nearly all i can bear.

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8 thoughts on “argh! i can’t take it anymore!

  1. i lost a spelling bee as a child thanks to that word. the judge pronounced new-que-ler so i spelled it out as nucular (being in the third or forth grade i had no actual idea how that word was spelled). It was the city spelling bee finals (it was down to me and someone else) and i was pretty upset that i’d lost because of a judge who couldnt pronounce the damn words 😉

  2. Noo-klee-are is how I’ve always pronounced it.
    I agree voceiferously with your rant against nuke-u-lar.

    Why O why are your hurting your brain by watching the illiterate thief of our presidency commit crimes against grammar on his way to committing crimes against humanity?

    wurgle…

    s

  3. I find it amusing that a few people have all pointed this issue out already 🙂 Makes me warm and fuzzy to know that so many other people don’t like the shrub 🙂

  4. You can also check Webster’s New World, brought to you by the good folks at Wiley Publishing 😉

    *end plug*

    I totally agree, though. I wish Gore hadn’t been robbed of the victory. I’m not a huge fan of his, but I’d feel much safer knowing he was making decisions as opposed to Busch. Scary scary…

  5. this is such a pet peeve of mine as well. My husband always quotes Homer Simpson when he hears Bush, “It’s pronounced nuke you lar.”

    Anyway, you could also be dimming your mind watching road rules marathon on mtv, or monday night football like me and my hubby are. 🙂

  6. haha! there was a radio essay on NPR about this just last week. *grins* I was cracking up the whole time. It’s one of my pet peeves–but then, the president himself is one of my pet peeves. 😐

    Nice to meet another Bloomington native! I’m afraid if you stick around my journal you won’t find much unless you’re a harry potter fan–it’s pretty fandom-centric. but anyway, it’s a pleasure to meet you! 🙂

    Aja

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