Friend 1: Hey, since I've never *heard* someone say "machinations" aloud, do you know if it's pronounced "mashinations" or "makinations"? Just out of curiousity.
Friend 2: A handy note: if you go to Yahoo's dictionary and type in a word to look up, they have a feature where they let you hear how the word sounds. It's pretty nifty.
Friend 3: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Friend 4: I believe that's pronounced yôr mä-mä.