Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat May 19 01:14:03 UTC 2007

Scot LaFaive wrote:
> On a Seinfeld episode from 1995, Michael Richards is talking about hockey
> tickets and he pronounces the sport as "hawk-y." Has anyone ever noticed
> this pronunciation of this word or similarly constructed words? IMDB lists
> him as originating from Los Angeles, for what that's worth.
Hmmmm....I don't know how someone would pronounce "hockey" unless with
the vowel /a/ in the first syllable, just like /hak/. What pronunciation
do you prefer?

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA (native)

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