Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dear Steve Lavin, Please Don't Use Words You Can't Pronounce

I generally like Steve Lavin's color commentary--he clearly knows what he's talking about when it comes to schemes and set plays and the like. I also enjoy his weird pseudo-homoerotic exchanges with his play-by-play partner.

But here's the thing. You can't go on national TV and pronounce the word "wunderkind" as Wonder-Kined. That's an incorrect pronunciation at every almost every syllabic opportunity. You can't do that!

Dear Steve:

It is a German word, and it has maintained its Germanic pronunciation, for the most part. Please see here. There's even an audio sample, so you can hear where you went wrong. Let's tighten that verbiage up for next time around, OK?

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