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Presidents and Pronunciation: Going 'Nucular'

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Presidents and Pronunciation: Going 'Nucular'

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Presidents and Pronunciation: Going 'Nucular'

Presidents and Pronunciation: Going 'Nucular'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg talks about presidents and language, and the pronunciation of nuclear as "nucular," a mispronunciation that dates all the way back to the era of Eisenhower. The underlying cognitive causes and social implications are considered.