In-OGGER-ation? Let's not drink to that.

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?

6 thoughts on “In-OGGER-ation? Let's not drink to that.

  1. 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.”

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  2. 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!

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