[Dixielandjazz] Mike or Mic?

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon Mar 16 10:31:38 PDT 2009

I always get a kick out of hearing those "Proper BBC Announcers"  
saying "Sax-OFF-oh-nist" instead of the more common 'Merican "Sax-o- 
PHONE-ist" (or "Sax-a-PHONE-ist")

But I have no idea who is actually "Correct" ;-)

Dave RIchoux

On Mar 16, 2009, at 9:47 AM, Stephen G Barbone wrote:

> Ah the vagaries of English.
> If mic sounds like Mick, Tic or Bic, then why is Microphone, not  
> pronounced Mickrophone?
> In what other language could Ghoti be pronounced the same as Fish?  
> (George Bernard Shaw)
> "gh" from laugh, "o" from women and "ti" from nation.
> Cheres,
> Steve Barbone
> www.myspace.com/barbonestreetjazzband

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