Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Affectedly Modest, Reserved, or Serious

I had a fond memory from Civ Pro my 1L year today. (Seriously!) I remember my professor teaching us about California's answer to a complaint, which is known as a "demurrer."

He had us repeat it out loud as a group, to be sure we wouldn't embarrass ourselves some day by pronouncing it "demure-er," as in more demure. The correct pronunciation is "duhmuhrer."

2 comments:

Youareyou said...

Might I request phonetic spelling on your flashcards? For instance, I now know a testator is someone who executes a will...but I still can't pronounce it without second guessing myself.

Dan said...

my barbri pet peeve is "modernly." Ugh.