The dictionaries should get with it; in pronunciation and ultimately in usage, when enough of us are wrong, we’re right.

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William Safire (1929-2009) American author, columnist, journalist, speechwriter
Language Maven Strikes Again, “Drudgery It Ain’t” (1990)

Often paraphrased: "The thing about language is that, when enough of us are wrong, we're right."

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