Am I the only person left who puts an emphasis on the last syllable of research?
I was jogging by the Thames today, while listening to a British academic on BBC Radio. Like so many people, he kept on talking about his "reeesearch".
There are many words which have alternative pronunciations. One which seems to fox people is controversy.
But putting the emphasis on the first sound in research is an Americanism which seems to be becoming the norm.
This is what the Oxford dictionary says: