[DWJ] Word Mishaps

Hendon, Alison A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Tue Jun 8 09:50:48 EDT 2010


Laurel wrote:

>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?

There's the Goethals Bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey.  (now I
have to go look up the spelling) - yes that's right.  It's pronounced
GOTH-els (the e being a schwa - almost GOTH'ls).

Alison

Alison Hendon



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