"It's not spiders I dislike, just people." -Petra
Question #5045 posted on 04/16/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why is the word "minutiae" pronounced the way that it is? (ex: "Mine-ewe-sha") Wouldn't it make more sense to pronounce it more like it is spelled? (ex: "my-newt-e-ah")

- the devil is in the minutiae

A: Dear Devil-

It is pronounced that way because that is the way it is spelled. It's a Latin word, so it is pronounced according to rules of Latin.

-The Franchise