August 10, 2006

Sarah: The Battle of the Pronunciations

Just to clear up any debate: Zenith can be pronounced "zE-nith" or "zen-ith."

See the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam Webster Online.

Posted by sarah at August 10, 2006 11:45 AM

It CAN be. But you know all the cool kids say "ZEE-nith."

Posted by: lisa on August 10, 2006 12:01 PM

Or DO they?

Posted by: Sarah on August 10, 2006 12:37 PM

Well... I've always said "ZEE-nith" because it makes me think of Xena, the Warrior Princess. Man. I miss good TV. hee hee hee.

Posted by: Mallory on August 10, 2006 01:26 PM

It looks like Canadians and Britons are the ones who say "zen-ith." Here in AMERICA, we say ZE-nith, probably for the reason Mallory gives.

Posted by: Dave on August 10, 2006 02:34 PM

I'm not arguing that "zen-ith" is a BETTER pronunciation (although the British HAVE been around longer than Americans... I'M JUST SAYING), I'm just saying that it is an acceptable pronunciation. Although Xena = comedy gold.

Posted by: sarah on August 10, 2006 02:42 PM

i'm still waiting for someone to acknowledge the paper-bag-on-head trend that's happening here. that's all.

Posted by: nicole on August 14, 2006 11:45 AM
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