airdrik wrote:For the longest time I'd heard used this word Fe-CEE-shus which I never had to spell. Later I came across the word facetious in writing, which of course should be pronounced as though describing a gem with many facets. It took quite a while for me to figure out that they were the same word.
P.s. I only just now discovered the i, as this is the first I've ever used it in my own writing, which actually would have helped in figuring out the correct pronunciation of the written version had I noticed it before.
Fash....Faceshh.... whatever is one of those words, that I'd rather avoid using completely. I just can't make sense of this sequence of characters, and every time I look up the pronunciation, it seems like I clicked the wrong thing somewhere.