22 December 2022
How do you pronounce the name of this plant? Do you say the second “i”?
What? There are two “i”s ?
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)