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Diane from Charlevoix asked if anyone still pronounces the first r in February. My observation is, not many people do. People tend to take the easy way out when pronouncing words like February, which are mildly difficult to say. The Oxford English Dictionaryremarks that the proximity of two r’s is one cause of the problem. This also occurs with the word library, but more people shudder when hearing liberry than when hearing Febuary.
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