Denis and I have long had a battle about the word “forte” and how it is pronounced. When I was in college I took a speech course and the professor made a great deal out of how the mass population mispronounced the word, saying it as “for-tay”, as opposed to the proper pronunciation, “fort”. Ever since then I’ve made a point of pronouncing the word properly. “For-tay” is a musical term, “fort” (with the silent e) is a strength. Everytime Denis hears the word forte used incorrectly (according to my definition), he laughs and pronounces it my way – the correct way.
Well, how thrilled am I to finally be proved right??