Mudcat Café message #1329901 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71952   Message #1329901
Posted By: GUEST
17-Nov-04 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
Being from "over there", my wife is always correcting me on my English. She insists that the word "schedule" is properly pronounced as "shedule." She also reminds me that in the "proper" English alphabet, the letter Z is spoken as "Zed." So, here are some stupid questions:

Why isn't "school" pronounced "shool"?

And why is it "scheme" and not "sheme"?

Why is zebra not "zedebra", or "zoo" "zedoo"?