“I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.”
“A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name BZJXXLLWCP is pronounced Jackson.”
“President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.”
“DEJEUNER, n. The breakfast of an American who has been in Paris. Variously pronounced.”
“You can shoot the tiger, or stay out of his way, but you cannot pronounce him a vegetarian”
“If you don't know how to pronounce a word, say it loud!”
William Strunk Jr.
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