"effeminate speech", 1801

John McChesney-Young panis at PACBELL.NET
Fri Jun 6 21:58:51 UTC 2003

Further support for MQ's assertion comes from a footnote in Brian
Gardner's _Mafeking: A Victorian Legend_ (New York: Harcourt, Brace &
World, 1966):

"Baden-Powell said that the name should be pronounced to rhyme with
'maiden and noel'." (p. 18, n. 3) Unfortunately no source is cited.



At 10:08 PM +0100 6/6/03, Michael Quinion wrote:

Baden-Powell had such
>trouble with people pronouncing his name wrongly that he wrote a
>little ditty to help them:
>   Man, women, maiden
>     Please pronounce it Baden
>   As for the Powell
>     Rhyme it please please with Noel.

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