ProNUNciation, not proNOUNciation
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
This, one of my favorite quotes, is by a man whose name I did not know how to pronounce – that is, until yesterday.
Now, I don’t sprechen no Deutsch. So the fact that I’ve spent the last 10 years referring to this man as “Geth” is, on the one hand, understandable – and on the other hand, totally mortifying.
Sort of like yesterday at lunch, when I ordered the “tuna niçoise” salad – and right then and there, the waiter CORRECTED me. “Not ‘ni-swahhhhh.’ ‘Nee-SWAHZZZZZ.'”