Gelett Burgess

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 26 15:54:21 UTC 2005

My guess would be a soft g (when I say it to myself, a hard g sounds
wrong), but any experience of mine hearing the name is so long ago I
couldn't swear.


At 10/26/2005 05:59 AM, you wrote:
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>Poster:       Michael Quinion <wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG>
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>Subject:      Gelett Burgess
>A rather off-topic question, but I'm about to speak rather than write
>about the humorist Gelett Burgess and realised that I'm not sure how to
>pronounce his first name. My guess would be a hard "g". Would I be right?
>Michael Quinion
>Editor, World Wide Words
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