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“Shtruggling to shtraighten the shtring?” It’s called S-backing

For the past decade or so I’ve noticed (and whined about) this odd propensity for people to replace “str” sounds with “shtr” when pronouncing certain words. First I noticed radio DJs doing this. Then newscasters. Then teachers. But when Michelle Obama started talking about America’s “shtruggles,” everyone else picked it up shtraightaway. Words like street, […]

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