I don’t care what the dictionary says, I want people’s opinions. Do you pronounce the word “primer” with a long “I” or a short “i”? We now see this word everywhere, what with news articles and SDMB threads titled “A Middle East Primer”.
A programming classic is the “C Primer Plus”, which is pronounced by most programmers of my acquaintance with the long “I”. I was taught it was a short “i” and everyone thinks I am mispronouncing it. I can’t get used to “Prymer”; it sounds like a coat of paint.