Pronouncing Bowie

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 8 16:15:04 UTC 2004

>And then, of course, there's the only pronunciation of my name i actively
>*dis*like: [bau.i]. *Pure* reading pronunciation, i'd thought, before i met
>someone from Canada (Toronto area, IIRC) who's surnamed Bowie and pronounces
>it that way himself.
>David Bowie                               

Perhaps on the basis of "Bowie as in owie".  Or, wistfully on some of
those February days in Ontario, "Bowie as in Maui".


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