On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:00:24 -0500 Tim Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > You haven't been mispronouncing it! I've just looked in two print > dictionaries (as opposed to online dictionaries), and they both show > both pronunciations (although they both list the /Nk/ pronunciation > first, indicating that it's "preferred" (but preferred by whom?)). I've always said /konk/, but then I know the Latin concha and the mathematicians' conchoid. My ancient copy of Jones (specifically RP) lists /konč/ as rare and my (almost as ancient) Kenyon & Knott only lists /konk ~ kank/. I suspect /conč/ is a modern spelling pronunciation. The sense "person of low social status in Florida" was (naturally) new to me: yet another word I'll never get the chance to use!