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12-15-2008 @ 3:38PM
It *is* pronounced "ree-ay-jent," as seen in every dictionary out there (even good old Oxford).As for the pronunciation of "herbalism," consider the distinctly British example of "I'm so 'appy to 'ave you 'ere!" I find it patently ridiculous that a people so incapable of pronouncing the "h" in nearly every other situation would find its omission such an atrocity in this isolated case. On the other hand, while ridiculous, I don't find it surprising at all.My pet peeve is that nearly all of the "disputed" words and pronunciations orginated in Britain. Then the Britons changed their minds about how things should be and subsequently became annoyed at Americans for using the forms they (the British) originally gave us. Aluminum, anyone? Soccer? Both words of British origin, whether they'll admit it or not.
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