May 4, 2007

how do you pronounce "Shiite?"

One of the trickiest words imported into English, with a rare double vowel that is not a diphthong, followed by a silent "e." Readers are encouraged to find another word with a similar vowel pattern.

On to the pronunciation, then. Guess which one's correct.

a. Shee-it
b. Shit
c. Shee-ite
d. Shittee
e. Shytee
f. Shee-it
g. Sheeit-tay

The answer: h, "Sunni."

[140th in a series]


TheTachyix said...

What if it keeps coming out "Welsh"?

What then?

Jim Anderson said...

Then Mark Steyn is going to require a quadruple bypass.