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Speaking of pronunciation ...

I happen to be proofreading a science book, and it lists the pronunciation of the word "kilometer" as "*kill*-oh-mee-ter." Like "kill-o-gram" or "kill-o-lee-ter." So why do so many people say "kill-*om*-ee-ter" then?

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 12:46 AM on Feb. 12, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • British pronunciation vs American pronunciation.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:48 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • I say KILL uh meeter
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:19 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • I have always said the first pronunciation
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:48 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • I say kill-ohm-eter
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:51 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • kill-om-iter.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:53 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • Same as missanc, it's 'uh' instead of 'oh'.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 8:52 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • kill-ohm-eter
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:09 AM on Feb. 12, 2013