Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Theater, dammit!

I hate it when Americans spell it -tre, the Brit way. But sometimes I'm a crank.

3 comments:

LN said...

Definitely cranky! If people like using the english language correctly............

spearthrower said...

Would that be pronounced /the'aiter/ like in creator,
or /'thearter/ like it should be?
Artsy Americans wanting old world culture should accept our spilling too

Unknown said...

Well, in Alabama, lots of us would pronounce it like "creator," but that would be more like /'thE-'A-t&r/, with a practically equal stress on the first two syllables, but standard American pronunciation is /'thE-&-t&r/.

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