You know what annoys me? Well, a lot of things. But this morning, it’s inexplicable pronunciations.
I was semi-watching Headline News, as I do in the mornings, and they had a story about sinusitis. Except they were pronouncing it “sine-you-site-is,” and doing so every 2 seconds.
Not only was the newscaster pronouncing it like that, but so was the Medical Expert Of The Day, who probably told the newscaster that’s how it’s pronounced.
I have always pronounced it (and always heard medical professionals pronounce it) “sinus-itis,” since it’s, you know, an inflamation of the sinuses. Not the sineyouses.
It probably wouldn’t irritate me so much if they weren’t saying it every 2 seconds. But it really got under my skin. But at least it didn’t irritate my sineyouses.
Any pre-meds or bio students want to correct my pronunciation?