Okay- I’m not very proud of this, but this weekend I had a booze-addled conversation during which I described an artist’s performance as “an homage” to another artist. I pronounced it in that hopelessly pretentious French way- like this:
I was given no end of grief by my companions. While I admit that I deserved a certain amount of abuse for being a dweeb, I also believe that there is a precedent for this pronunciation and I didn’t just make it up in my head. However a web search has been fruitless so far.
So what is it: am I hopelessly pretentious or simply ignorant?