Issue 169, page 3
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Guestmudgeon Chuk Gleason is suited to this
Yes, suite should indeed be pronounced "sweet". Melanie heard it pronounced "suit" occasionally while growing up in Texas. However, suite and suit are etymologically similar, suit coming from Anglo French siwte and suite coming from the modern French suite. All of these come ultimately from Latin sequere "to follow". So we suppose we can't complain too loudly about suite being pronounced as suit.
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