This has been bugging me for a while. I don’t know why I let them annoy me, but they do. What am I talking about? Mispronunciation.
Next time you have a conversation with someone under the age of, say, 40, listen out for the following pronunciations:
It doesn’t appear to affect every instance of English language words beginning with “st”, but it is definitely spreading.
I know. I’m being pedantic. Change is inevitable. I do think some basic elocution lessons should be included in the shchool curriculum, though.