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Terry K Help: Pronunciation of Gillian Welch's name (87* d) RE: Help: Pronunciation of Gillian Welch's name 02 Dec 05

I hate it when I hear golf commentators pronounce Retief Goosen with a hard G - it's just laziness on their part, not learning how to pronounce it properly. Bad manners too. One US commentator even referred to him as "the Goose" - which I remember as a childhood term of derision, as in "you silly goose".

More forgiveable were the Indian cricket community who used to refer to Ian Botham as "Iron Bottom" - methinks with a little waspish humour.

cheers, Terry

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