Sweet P

What’s with Pshaw? It’s an exclamation used to express irritation, disapproval, contempt or disbelief, or so they say. But how is it pronounced? PEE-shaw? Puh-SHAW? I’ve heard both. However my home dictionary (Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate) says it’s just pronounced Shaw.  As does dictionary.com. But this is wrong. Wrong. WRONG!! Words beginning with P should have a P sound. (Except for pterodactyl which doesn’t count because it’s extinct.) I just think the only time you should have a silent P is when there’s someone in the stall next to you and you’re trying to be discreet.

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