BBC lizard

Leaving work about 3:30 Friday I swear I heard the BBC woman on the radio pronounce "iguana" as ig-GU-wan-nuh.  I nearly ran off the road.  What if I've just been assuming the proper pronunciation is ih-GWAH-nuh all these years?

I have pronunciation insecurities.  As teens we used to make fun of our mother for putting the accent on the wrong syl-LAB-ble when she said "TROM-bone".  Pronunciation karma comes back around.  I can't speak of the sliding brass instrument in public to this day because neither TROM-bone or trom-BONE will ever sound correct.

Although I searched the NPR website and listened to the BBC's The World podcast, I couldn't find that lizardian moment.  Below are some links to correct pronunciation of iguana:



Ig GU wan nuh ride along to Kroger, I'll be leaving in a minute or two.
© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

Ig GU wan nuh make me spew all over my computer screen again, keep writing these funny blog entries!

Kim said...

Oh those silly Brits!


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