Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed Mar 7 16:23:58 UTC 2001

Jan Ivarsson <janivars at BAHNHOF.SE> writes:

Quite right, but his name is definitely not pronounced [fju:ks], rhyming with "Luke's",
but [fooks], rhyming with "books". The German word means "fox".

That is correct for German, but in US English this surname is indeed
generally pronounced [fju:ks]. I am sure, though with no evidence, that
part of the motivation for the difference is to move the name further from
the taboo word "fuck", pronounced [f^k].

-- Mark A. Mandel

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