[DWJ] Word Mishaps

Laurel Lamme lalamme at gru.net
Tue Jun 8 00:26:08 EDT 2010


There's a Goethe State Forest near us in Florida - I have been told by a 
lifelong Floridian that it is pronounced "Go-ee'-thee." Any more 
pronunciations of Goethe out there?

Laurel

Otter Perry wrote:
> We moved to Detroit, where there is a street named Goethe.
> My sister, who did study German, asked someone for directions
> once and drew a total blank. The street name, it turns out, is
> pronounced Go'-the to rhyme with go'-see.



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