ATTENTION ALL POLITICAL COMMENTATORS
Let me say this very plainly: The word is "pundit." The word is not, "pundint."
Okay, I can't help myself...I'm intollerent of people who mispronounce words (even though I probably do it too.) When someone mentions the raised column upon which a statue rests and they call it a "pedistool," I go nuts.
But the word of this political season is pundit, and fully eight times out of ten I hear it pronounced with an "n." And this by professional media folks. It's crazy.
So cut it out!
It's no doubt a hopeless cause. These are probably the same folk who call their aunt's child their "cousint."