July 16, 2007

So I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to pronouncing words correctly and using them for their proper meaning. To a certain extent, I can generally brush it off and forget about it. But I think there are times when it is pretty much inexcusable. This is one of those times.

I'm taking a few psych courses DE this term, which means the lectures are pre-recorded. For one of the courses, which happens to be the advance psych course I need to fulfill the requirements for getting a psych minor, the prof. mispronounces a word. It's not a very hard word. In fact, when he first said it, I thought it was one of those psychology terms that you learn as you listen to the lectures but I soon realized that it wasn't. The word was 'scenario'. However, my prof. said 'sceniaro' and does it multiple times throughout the lecture (in fact, I've paused the lecture to write this because it's annoying me THAT much).

I suppose this wouldn't be such a big deal except for the fact that this guy is supposed to be a prof - a title which I think holds a lot of weight. He's supposed to be an academic fellow with a certain amount of knowledge, and I think the correct pronunciation of that word should be part of that knowledge. Also, this is a pre-recorded lecture. It's not like it takes that much effort to go back and record the lecture with the correct pronunciation. As with most lectures, I'm sure this one has been used over and over again for many years and I'm quite surprised that no one has mentioned anything to him. (On the other hand, maybe they're all like me and don't really feel like writing an email to the person who's in charge of giving them a mark at the end of the term, saying he's stupid because he can't pronounce a simple word.)

Anyway, I really should get back to the lecture...


Jasy said...

I don't get how someone can mispronounce SCENARIO.

I actually have to try really hard to say "Sceniaro".

Automatic A's for everyone!

andrew said...

how about "straitforward" *shakes head in disgust* those DE profs are a little weak

S2jay said...

freaken vietnamese...

*shakes fist*

bee said...

you mean.. vietnamnese? haha

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