[dahy-uh-bee-teez]

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Hello, do you have diabeedus?

I pronounce “diabetes” dahy-uh-bee-teez. My boyfriend pronounces it dahy-uh-bee-tis. I think the way he says it sounds funny and I frequently tease him about it. So he’s decided that he’s going to pronounce it dahy-AH-bi-dus. It’s closer to the original–cough–Greek, right?

Greek letters used in mathematics, science, an...

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