21st 2009
In-OGGER-ation? Let’s not drink to that.

Posted under: fluff

Twice today on public radio on my drive to work, I heard one local reporter and one national reporter pronounce the words “inaugurate” and “inauguration”  as “inOGGERate” and “inOGGERation.”  Nog season is over, the language mangler in chief has gone home to Crawford, and we didn’t just inAUGurate the guy who said “WARSHingon.” 

Can we please return to standard pronunciation now?


5 Responses to “In-OGGER-ation? Let’s not drink to that.”

  1. Judith on 21 Jan 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Haha, point taken, though when I’m speaking fast I honestly can’t hear the difference! Maybe it’s just a Southern fault of mine like a disconcerting number of “ar”s when I mean to say “our.”

  2. Indyanna on 21 Jan 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    Here in the Nutmeg State (just kidding) we’re kind of fond of a little “experimental divinity” in the linguistic way. That tall skinny pitcher looks cool, and I could sip at least two of those glasses tonight!

  3. Erica on 21 Jan 2009 at 8:07 pm #

    Mmmmmm… nog…. :)

  4. Eggnogurate the season! : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present on 09 Dec 2010 at 10:32 am #

    [...] strange, especially because the only thing I’ve ever had to say on the subject of eggnog was this flippant post from nearly two years ago–whose major point was that people shouldn’t pronounce the word “inaugurate” [...]

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