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Guestmudgeon Chuk Gleason is suited to this

Here's one that's unique to the South, I think. In furniture ads, one often sees "a bedroom suite". But when you hear it on local radio & television, it's pronounced like the suit you wear to a formal event. Myself, I prefer to be informal in my bedroom, but to each his own.

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.

Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?

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