Sunday, 18 May 2008

Received Pronunciation

Living on-line, and working for an American company, I tend to flow between British English and American English depending on where I am. I usually remember whether I'm carrying a handbag or a purse, and whether I'm walking on a pavement or a sidewalk. But pronunciation of some words is harder to remember. "Router" is one that got me laughed at recently... is it "root-er" or "r-ow-ter"?

Another is pronunciation problem is "Linux". But here I'm pleased to find that my laughably "American" pronunciation is the RP. After all, the man who invented the word should know.

Credit: Uberfuzzy