People Words

Yod-dropping Bugbear

Such a petty bugbear too, but when student is pronounced ‘stoo-dunt’ it really grinds my gears. I expect it more in American English where yod-dropping is more predictable but in the UK it just sounds so wrong to my ears!

Luckily in my line of work I only have to hear the word student several hundred times a week.

* Not quite as catchy as ‘scruffy-looking nerf-herder’