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Re: Often [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #203983
01/01/12 02:50 AM 01/01/12 02:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803 Faldage
Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando.. and just to add my bit to the confusion, the C19 UK received pronunciation of 'often' was "orfen". W.S.Gilbert used it to comic effect in The Pirates of Penzance
This pronunciation persisted amongst upper-class speakers in the UK right in to the 1960s.
For certain small values of R.
Re: Often [Re: zmjezhd] #203990
01/01/12 10:38 PM 01/01/12 10:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: insular [Re: Faldage] #208622
01/01/13 06:48 PM 01/01/13 06:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757 maverick
> Five hundred years of misspelling
mm, you got that right Fong.
Now, where's my Websters...? [exits SR with innocent grin/]
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