Pranging -A proposed term.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 30 14:28:53 UTC 2009

Yes, that pronunciation-of-names thing is a problem! Is _McElroy_
"Mackle Roy," M' Kelroy," or "M' Kellery"? All three pronunciations
occur. I like the word and would enjoy using it. "Pranging" is
practically the story of my life. For then once, I'm going to use the
spelling pronunciation that rhymes with "banging."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
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> Yes, how? I've seen the "-ing" form; I didn't understand the word, but
> I mentally pronounced it /praeNIN/, as if from "prang" rather than
> "prange". I would pronounce "prange" /praendZ/ to rhyme with "flange",
> but names are notoriously unpredictable in pronunciation. ("Psmith --
> the 'p' is silent.)
> Mark Mandel
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:
>> How is this name pronounced?
>> -Wilson
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