[Ads-l] Peter Strzok

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 14 08:11:38 EST 2017


CNN says "Struck."

JL

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:18 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Is The Polish Surname Strzok Pronounced "Stroke"? ... "Strock"? ...
> 'Sterzok'? ... "
> Peter Strzok
> Tucker Calrson says [STROCK].  Sean Hannity says [STRUCK].
>
> Cf. Wikip s.v. <Paweł Strzelecki> [ˈpavɛw  stʂɛˈlɛt͡skʲi].
> Ergo, <Strz-> is evidently pronounced in Polish as [stʂ-]. It may sound
> something like Russian <щ- [SH-CH-]>, as in <щёк> 'of cheeks'.
> Therefore, possibly <Strzok> = [stʂɔk ~ stʂok, SH-CHAWK ~ SH-CHOKE], vel
> sim.
> Пожалуйста, слушайте и повторяйте: щи, борщ.
> (I vote for <STERZOK> (Son of Spock).)
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