[Ads-l] NYTimesOnline: "oggle"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 3 17:46:17 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> If it matters, I actually *heard* _oogle_ ca.1979.

Yes. I've heard it, myself. Can't recall where or when. Probably on
"reality TV."

OTOH, I don't think that I've ever heard [oUg at l], which, based on the
spelling, would be my choice. But then, I pronounced _Liddell_ of ... &
Scott as "lih-DELL" until corrected here at ADS-L. Back in the day, there
was a jazz musician, the late Johnny Lytle, who was once *very* popular.
I've never heard his surname pronounced other than as "lie-TELL," though,
after seeing it spelled, I went with "LIGHT at l." However, per W:pedia, he
himself pronounced his name as "Liddell."

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

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