"effeminate speech", 1801
juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Fri Jun 6 22:29:34 UTC 2003
That's the problem with these sorts of books--one can never track down the source.
>>> panis at PACBELL.NET 06/06/03 02:58PM >>>
Further support for MQ's assertion comes from a footnote in Brian
Gardner's _Mafeking: A Victorian Legend_ (New York: Harcourt, Brace &
"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.
*** John McChesney-Young ** panis at pacbell.net ** Berkeley,
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