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Topic: Tomatoe? Concavity? What do you say?
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Chris & Sheila King

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Tomatoe? Concavity? What do you say?
Posted: Jan 20, 1998 9:41 PM
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Well, these are the results:
Over 40 persons replied, all of whom pronounce it as con-cavity where
the last part refers to dental decay. No one pronounces it as
con*CAVE*ity. At least two noted that their dictionary only gives this
as the correct pronounciation. Many noted that they've never heard it
pronounced any other way.

One person asked:
>How about a survey on secant? Teachers at our school say it
>differently.


I'm not volunteering to run that survey. Someone else can.

Another respondent notes:

>A friend of mine (math teacher) from Louisiana
>says pith-a-GOAR-us . . . ever heard that one? It could cause quite a
>conTROVersy.


Thanks for the responses.

Sheila King




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