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Guest curmudgeon Hank Browne doesn't "sea" it:

Why do academics and most media types pronounce negotiate as "ne-go-SEA-ate"?  That is, other than the need to prove they may use the Oxford English Dictionary. That pronunciation has even crept into initiate and countless other words.

We've heard this, too, Hank, and it bugs the &#$ out of us!

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