I have never claimed to be particularly scholarly. I’ve never formally studied the English language (or any of the shit I espouse opinions on, come to think of it, with the exception of Art, and even so those are still cockamamie opinions) and I’ve always had problems with pronunciation (and I blame this on my rather isolated childhood, spent doing nothing but reading at the ends of long, dark hallways, where I made up my own language to communicate with the faeries) but I just started reading this thread over at Ask Metafilter, What in life did it take you a surprisingly long time to realize you’ve been doing wrong all along?, and I saw this comment:

Pronouncing the word “segue.” Seriously, I always thought it was “seeg.” Surprisingly, I never really wondered why I never saw word pronounced “seg-way” in print.

Are you shitting me? I’ve been mispronouncing “segue” for all this time? I feel like someone just informed me that I’ve been wearing hats as shoes.

Why didn’t any of you tell me?

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