flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Tue Dec 7 16:50:06 UTC 2004
Any relation to James Bowie of the knife? I think he's also [bui]. And is
Bowie, MD a family namesake?
At 09:41 AM 12/7/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
>: so every part of my family name is subject to mispronunciation...
>Mine is problematic, of course, because of the rather more famous person of
>the same name in spelling but different in pronunciation (his surname is
>bo.i, mine is bu.i). What i always found most fun was having people from
>Bowie, a town in Maryland spelled *and* pronounced the same way as mine,
>pronounce it like the performer (presumably distracted by the first name).
>David Bowie http://pmpkn.net/lx
> Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
> house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
> chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.
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