Gelett Burgess

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 26 16:24:10 UTC 2005

>My guess would be a soft g (when I say it to myself

...especially while shaving...

>, 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
>>E-mail: wordseditor at

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