Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I knew his name was pronounced goff

Gough Whitlam was born in Kew, one of Melbourne's wealthier suburbs. (He has always been known by his middle name, which is pronounced Goff.) - Wikipedia

There's this teacher at our school who's a big fan and he swears the proper pronounciation is gochh like he's coughing up phlegm. Very amusing. If you ever meet a Sasha/Sacha Robertson try and get him to say it. We also have a highly literate canadian teacher who's doing his PHD who says 'ecscape'.
Whilst we were in Vietnam one of the tour guides we had referred to people 'ploffing' the field. What we realised eventually was that he'd seen that the word cough was pronounced coff so logically the word ploughing was pronounced ploffing.
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