Turns out the word “Philistine” can be pronounced either way.

It’s FILL-uh-steen in American English; I always thought that was the only correct way to say it.

But it’s FILL-uh-styne in British English. That used to grate on my last nerve when I heard it in movies and on TV. (This includes my beloved “Hannibal” in 2000.)

But I’m the ****-up in this equation and I need to chill. (And I am arguably a Philistine here.)



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