Tuesday 7 August 2012

And Another Thing...

Suddenly, it seems, everyone - or at least far too many people - have started saying 'ath-a-lete' instead of athlete. I hear it on the radio all the time, from reporters and competitors alike. Could this be the Olympics that ushered in the age of the trisyllabic athlete? Is this what they mean by Legacy?


  1. The trisyllable is evident in other conversations. Have you ever noticed how endemic new-kew-lar is when the subject of energy comes up?

  2. Oh lord yes - and I can't see any reason for it - once again it actually makes the word harder to say. All very odd...