Why do so many smart, sophisticated Supreme Court journalists and commentators convert the “m” to an “n” in “Supreme”? Listen to Marcia Coyle, for example, when she discusses a Supreme Court argument or decision on the PBS NewsHour. She can’t seem to bring herself to say “Supreme” (with an “m”), as if the correct pronunciation were somehow indelicate. She’s not alone: the National Journal’s Stuart Taylor, one of the best and the brightest Supreme Court reporters, likewise says “Suprene Court.” So do some lawyers who practice before the Court, including a few who clerked for Supreme Court Justices. Is it too much to ask that those who refer to the Supreme Court bring their lips together to form an “m” instead of sloppily voicing it as an “n”?