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Linguist defends American pronunciation of "croissant"

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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Much to their dislike, U.S. citizens have on a number of occasions been stereotyped as "less intelligent" and "less cultured" than Western Europeans. The latter's jibes often take the same shape and paint an intendedly benign picture of Americans as being devoid of accurate geographical and cultural knowledge. But one linguist has jumped to the defense of how Americans view and pronounce words from foreign lands, particularly well-known French words, names and phrases. Woody, an American linguist who'd prefer to keep his full identity private, has aired his two cents...

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