Whenever I have heard or said the word ABSORBENT,
I have always pronounced S as Z, and R is also pronounced in it... But according to the phonetic symbols my way of pronouncing it, is wrong... Am I right????? Or is it just a difference of Englishes?????
American cousins of ours may differ in their opinion, as may unspecified others, but pronounce it ab-ZORB-unt
Oh...ohhhh...just wait until you get to 'harassment', and then 'distribute/contribute'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bloody ignorant journalists, with other equally ignorant journalists 'picking up the story'; and all with access to such world-wide influence on 'oh so earnest and up on the news at the office the next day, but who haven't checked a dictionary since they were forced to at school, and as long as they sound 'with it' and ...'and...