Paul2032 said:My Mother and I used to quarrel about this...........
grannysgarden said:Which one did you prefer Paul? Thanks Leon from Indiana, Jay and Debra from Texas and Catmint from Maryland. Thanks Zuzu from N. California and Paul from Utah. So far, though Paul has not yet voted, the second pronunciation is the preferred one. Anyone from the east coast care to chime in here? It would be interesting also to hear from other places.
Catmint, Zuzu is correct, mat rhymes with cat in this instance.
Now I can't get the word out of my mouth because every time I try to say it I think I'm about to say it wrong.