Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Okay, I have always known this word to be pronounced (and pardon my clumsy notation; no good at the technical way...) as "MISS chuh viss". I have heard "miss CHEE vee uhss", but never paid much attention to it. I thought it was wrong, or perhaps a slipped in Britishism along the lines of "aluminium". Online it is characterized as incorrect. Just wondering what different people hear/think in their necks of the woods. I heard it pronounced as the latter on NPR recently. Thanks! :0)

I did, too. It was the revered Scott Simon and I actually wrote to him about it. He replied, thanking me!