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How Do You Pronounce …?


Poinsettia (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

22 December 2022

How do you pronounce the name of this plant? Do you say the second “i”?

What? There are two “i”s ?

screenshot of Google search for poinsetta

Being from Pittsburgh, home of the vowel poor dialect called “Pittsburghese,” it’s no surprise that I’m missing a vowel here.

I learned about the second “i” 10 years ago but I haven’t changed my ways. Nor has Pittsburgh. So tell me, How do you say…?

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, screenshot from Google; click on the captions to see the originals)

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