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That Iceland volcano--what the...?

So how do you pronounce the name of that volcano that's creating all that havoc in Europe? So far, I haven't even given it a try, and just say "that volcano in Iceland."  When I have heard people trying to say it, it sounds kind of like the warbling call of a chicken in heat. In my years of newscasting I've always believed that if you mispronounce with authority, no one will notice if you're screwing it up. And I actually got pretty darn good at pronouncing Polish last names when I worked in Stevens Point. It's kind of a fun game to pick up the Point phone book and try to find the most unpronounceable name and give it my best shot! But as far as volcano names go, I think I'll stick with "Mt. St. Helen's." That one I can handle.  I made that decision after watching this video! It's pretty funny.

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04/20/2010 6:51AM
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