dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #147
amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Mar 29 21:40:39 EST 2000
> Ah, but I, and most of the other Australians I know,
> pronounce the comet
> bloke to rhyme with "Sally"... dunno why, but we do!
> Hmmm - maybe because to say it "Hay - lee" reminds us of Hayley Mills?
Because it's written Halley - and the double-l - to me - indicates a short
Not that I *think* this out, its just instinct.
I've never worked out why people call it Hay-lee's comet.
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