The word in question: zoology
I said the proper way to pronounce it is : zOH-ology.
He said :
Me: You liar! You did not! We don't even have a zoo! And you're wrong! It's zOH! zOH! Zoh-ology!
Him: You're an idiot! It's spelled with two "o's". You don't say "I'm going to the Zoh."
Me: Well, no, because that's not the friggin right way to say it,
Him: It's Zoooooooooooo-ology.
Me: You're wrong.
Him: You're a numskull.
Me: Maybe. But, you're WRONG!
I knew I was right. In an effort to prove just how right I was and just how friggin oh-so-askew he was, I moseyed over to Dictionary.com.
This is what it said:
zo·ol·o·gy[zoh-ol-uh-jee] Show IPA
–noun, plural -gies.
the science or branch of biology dealing with animals.
a treatise on zoology.
the animal life of a particular region.
I clicked the little speaker icon and a woman's voice filled the room:
"zOH-ology" She said.
I looked at my husband with a
"Well, yeah. Of course she's going to say it like that. She's BRITISH!"
And then I punched him the throat.
What do you think? What's the correct pronunciation?
Go HERE to listen to the way "the British chick" says it and report back to me what you think.