"effeminate speech", 1801

Towse self at TOWSE.COM
Sat Jun 7 00:43:35 UTC 2003

John McChesney-Young wrote:
> I quoted:
> >>"Baden-Powell said that the name should be pronounced to rhyme with
> >>'maiden and noel'." (p. 18, n. 3) Unfortunately no source is cited.
> and A. Murie asked the very reasonable question:
> >Noel as in Noel Coward or as in The first Noel (with diaeresis on the e)?

I was going to ask that same question, except I couldn't spell

> I'm sorry, yes, Gardner included a diaeresis over the e.

po-well' then?

Who'da guessed. Thanks all. That's a bit of trivia I'll needs
must remember to drop at a party this weekend.

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