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On Last Chance: The Mysteries of San Francisco's Creepy Jejune Institute

Actually, the pronunciation stated here is incorrect. To pronounce it with soft Js (or a zh sound) is actually a hypercorrection. It's not a French derived word. The Js are hard and everything is pronounced just as it's written. Sounds like ji-june, not zhay-zhune.

Listen here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jejune

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm 0