Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Sep 18 22:55:16 UTC 2007

Everybody I've known who's said it (incuding earlier generations) has always said "Gig" as in "good."

  So if Larry once thought "Gig" sounded like "jig," but got over it, millions probably think "gig" does too.


Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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>On Sep 18, 2007, at 8:57 AM, Larry Horn wrote:
>>Am I remembering correctly that the actor Gig Young's first name
>>... was pronounced with velar
>for what it's worth, my recollection is just the opposite.
You're probably right; I'm not at all confident of mine. What I
mostly remember securely is that whichever pronunciation I had come
up with based on the spelling turned out to be wrong, but not really
which one it was.


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