The answer is the year 1066 and 2000 years of invasions, occupations, and political complexities that go far beyond “correctness.” “Calm” does, in fact, have a silent L because of 1066; however, in some regions it has a lightly pronounced L. Why? Because that’s how language works naturally over time.
What is word notification?
a formal notifying or informing. an act or instance of notifying, making known, or giving notice; notice. a written or printed notice, announcement, or warning: Notifications were mailed to the winners.
How do you pronounce message sound?
How is 2020 pronounced?
The year 2020 will be “twenty-twenty,” and the year 2115 will be “twenty-one-fifteen.”
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.