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Bush's usage may represent a calculated effort to appeal to populist sentiment
Nunberg argues that this pronunciation by weapons specialists and by politicians such as Bush – who are aware of the more accepted pronunciation – may be a "deliberate choice". He suggests that the reasons for this choice are to "assert authority" or to sound folksy.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: hutch622
English is such a terrible language linguistically really, like who the hell thought the word rendezvous should be spelt like that?? My local rubbish tip is on Rendezvous rd, so I spent a long time, into my early teens, saying it how it was spelt! What a newb