Word of the Day

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Yesterday I heard a Czech man say jogurt instead of yogurt while speaking English. I thought, "How odd! This is usually how some Spanish speakers say it when speaking English!" Much later it occurred to me that he probably thinks the Czech spelling jogurt is international as yogurt is such an international word, and since English j sounds the way it does, unlike Czech, where it is pronounced y, it should start with the same sound as in jogging!

For the various spellings of yogurt in English, see here.

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