Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Mar 20 16:10:59 UTC 2009

Some of y'all may remember, back in the late 1960s, how the announcers at basketball games (in the specialized manner of those voices) pronounced Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name--before he was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:  "Al-cin-dor," with secondary (or tertiary?) stress on the final syllable and a conspicuous "open o" (or maybe /o/).


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:36:01 -0500
>From: "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
>In the 1970's kid show "Shazam!", Billy referred to Mentor with the strong emphasis on the last syllable.
>And in the 1978 "Superman" movie, Ned Beatty (Otis) constantly spoke of Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor) as "Mr. Luthor" with the same pronounciation.

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