Re: RARA-AVIS: Sci-fi as in hi-fi

Date: 29 Oct 2007

Juri wrote:

"Now, in Finnish "sci-fi" is actually pronounced "skiffy", which version I've seen some English-speaking people use."

Skiffy? That's just spiffy!

Similarly, I found it very odd when I first heard the UK pronunciation of UFOs as U Foes (in a Graham Parker song). Here, we spell out the initials.


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