Friday, July 25, 2014

1410. Well, excuuuuuse me!

Reader OkieJokey commented on #1406 this morning (q.v.) and criticized my intentional mispronunciation of W. Somerset Maugham's surname.  Frankly, I couldn't gather enough words with the rhyming "awm" sound to get a funny story-line so I resorted to "ogg-um."

Well, Okie, to show you that I could have "said" it correctly, if nonsensically, here's a follow-up:

I for sure can pronounce Mr. Maugham
His name rhymes with a mayor named Rahm
For years Daleys were annual
Then 'long came Emanuel

Corrupt like them, but with aplomb.

(Foreign readers: Rahm Emanuel is the current mayor of Chicago, following Richard M. Daley who served from 1989-2011.  Daley's father, Richard J. Daley, served from 1955-1976.)

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