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yoshiyahu commented on the word externality
basically, an eternality is any third party the corporation can get to pick up the liabilities accrued by the corporation --- generally the public. In this way, the corporation gets the profits but the public gets the losses.
January 2, 2007
yoshiyahu commented on the list words-some-people-can-t-pronounce-no-matter-how-often-they-try
This word and its variants are often pronounced (and even spelled -- google it) "drownding."
December 14, 2006
There are two common usages, CLIToris and cliTORis. And since clitoris is often thought of part-and-parcel with vagina, pronounced with emphasis on the second syllable, perhaps the emphasis on the second syllable carries over. However, those who say cliTORis usually sound uncomfortable with the pronunciation, not sure themselves whether they should be saying it one way or another. This is probably at least partly because we usually think of it as 'clit' anyway and only say 'clitoris' when we need to go more clinical and formal. So while it's a different kind of pronunciation problem, I humbly offer it for your consideration.
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December 7, 2006
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