going tonto

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Mon May 20 23:30:31 UTC 2002

Add that horrible, horrible pronunciation "don KWIKSET" for Quixote.   Even in the US, the standard pronunciation for the adjective form is 'kwiksotic.' OUCH!!

While the average Anglo in the United States knows six words of Spanish and
has a surprisingly good idea of Spanish pronunciation, my impression is that
the British have as much interest in learning Spanish as they do in learning
Mongol.  For example, take the name "Don Juan".  Byron turned it into "Don
Jew-an" ("funny, you don't look Jewish") and Shakespeare didn't hesitate to
name characters "Don John".

            - Jim Landau

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