Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Howdy Earl!

So, my writing teacher, wonderful lady - bless her heart - but she pronounces URL "earl". She has her doctorate, and hence, very educated... but when she calls it an earl, it sounds like she's an illiterate hick.

This site (and various other ones) suggest that earl is a severely improper pronunciation.

Goodbye, Earl, Helloooooo U-R-L

p.s. I would be curious what they call it in the military, they tend to make up sounds instead of letters, i.e. hummer, heebo (HBO)... etc.



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