Phonetic alphabets

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Tue Dec 7 14:41:30 UTC 2004

From:    "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>


: so every part of my family name is subject to mispronunciation...

Mine is problematic, of course, because of the rather more famous person of
the same name in spelling but different in pronunciation (his surname is
bo.i, mine is bu.i). What i always found most fun was having people from
Bowie, a town in Maryland spelled *and* pronounced the same way as mine,
pronounce it like the performer (presumably distracted by the first name).


David Bowie                               
    Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
    house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
    chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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