[Ads-l] paranoiac

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 29 20:53:54 EDT 2017


> On Jul 28, 2017, at 10:47 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> BTW, I have an inclination to pronounce <Scaramucci> as [Scaramooch].


Or “Scaramouche”, as in

"Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?"

—the anti-Bohemian Rhapsody?

LH

(cf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ at 3:14 if you need a refresher—and sorry for the earworm if you don't)

> I
> think it's the normal Italian pronunciation. [Scaramoochie] just sounds
> ridiculous.
> 
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