TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 2, 2018

Are you correct to pronounce voir dire as /vwah DEER/? Or is it /vohr DIRE/? It may depend on where you live, Black’s Law Dictionary Editor-in-Chief Bryan A. Garner writes in the ABA Journal. The second option is preferred in the South and Southwest, Garner writes, and that could be important if, say, you didn’t want a Texas judge to think you were from out of state. Pronunciations also change over time as foreign words are adopted and become part of a new culture. Learn more and take a quiz to see how your pronunciation skills stack up.