More word play
A couple of threads this week have got me thinking, always a dangerous pastime!
One is about words and their pronounciation, and why.
The word that caught my eye is "executor".
Presumably so named as they "execute" the wishes of the deceased as expressed in their will: so why is it pronounced "ex-eck-ya-ter", and not "ex-e-cute-or"?
The other one is where a transposition error makes an equally valid word, often with diametrically opposite meaning to that intended.
The word here was "complaint", but accidently typed as "compliant" - two words that don't sit well together!
I was wondering about other examples?