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In a message dated 4/28/2007 2:40:00 PM Central Daylight Time, 
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> Actually, it varies with meaning for me.  The noun "politics" has
> stress on the first syllable, as does the adjective in the set phrase
> "the body politic", but as a general adjective meaning "polite",
> "politic" has the stress on the middle syllable.
> 
> -- 
> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> 
> 

That sounds so weird to me!  First syllable stress is what I've always heard, 
regardless of meaning, and my Webster's Third agrees with me.

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