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And it is not McELLLLLLderry it is MCelDERry.

I know I pronounced it wrong for a long time. :(
#31 - January 03, 2010, 11:49 AM
What's for pudding, Mimmy?

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If anyone was wondering how to pronounce my agent's name, which I know bothered me for a long time, it's LIHN-duh PRAT, rhymes with RAT.
#32 - January 03, 2010, 12:03 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
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Oh my, Anne Marie.

I would have pronounced Bourret wrong like BOORAY.

And fuhgietabowt his agency's name. I'd just say DG.

#33 - January 03, 2010, 12:08 PM
What's for pudding, Mimmy?

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John Scieszka - rhymes with "Fresca"
Annie Proulx - rhymes with "Shoe"
Michael Chabon - rhymes with "Raygun"

And here is a handy-dandy link to a ton of authors (including dear Justine) saying their last names: http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronunciations.cgi

#34 - January 03, 2010, 12:15 PM
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I've dealt with a lot of mispronouncing of my name, too.  I'm used to it.

Larissa, I believe you were named after the first Romance Novel I ever read.   :reading2 It was around 1979 and I was 14. Come to think of it, I believe it is the only romance novel I've ever read where the book was named after the main character.
#35 - January 03, 2010, 12:15 PM

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Okay, Ms. Literaticat, how about Laughran?
#36 - January 03, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Larissa, I believe you were named after the first Romance Novel I ever read.   :reading2 It was around 1979 and I was 14. Come to think of it, I believe it is the only romance novel I've ever read where the book was named after the main character.

LOL - I actually have a sci fi book called LARISSA, but I can't remember if I've read it or not.  I just keep it because of the title.  My mom tells me she found my name in a baby name book and liked it.  The women on my mom's side have pretty unique names, so she was just continuing the tradition.  I like my name now, but I hated it when I was younger (like middle school).  I tried to get everyone to call me Kate (from my middle name), but it never worked. lol
#37 - January 03, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Okay, Ms. Literaticat, how about Laughran?


LOFF-run
#38 - January 03, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Thanks. :)

(I've known McLaughlins who were McLocklin's and some who were McLofflin's so I wasn't sure if it related or not.)
#39 - January 03, 2010, 12:42 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
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Michael Chabon - rhymes with "Raygun"

I thought Chabon was pronounced Shay-bon ("bon" like Bon Jovi)?? :stars
#40 - January 03, 2010, 01:03 PM
OPEN COURT, Knopf

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Dis-till (not dye) and Godd-er-rich (god, not go; rich not rick)

Thanks for correcting, Nova!
#41 - January 03, 2010, 01:09 PM
The Farwalker Trilogy
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This is probably a ridiculous question, but is there a shortcut way of referring to SCBWI?

I mean, when spoken out loud. Would you say all the letters? Only some? Does anyone call it Skibwee? Maybe that's my own silly concoction.
#42 - January 03, 2010, 01:36 PM
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This is probably a ridiculous question, but is there a shortcut way of referring to SCBWI?

I mean, when spoken out loud. Would you say all the letters? Only some? Does anyone call it Skibwee? Maybe that's my own silly concoction.


LOL - I always say the letters, but Debbie Ohi did a hilarious set of comics leading up to her attendance at the SCBWI summer conference, and that was the topic of one of them.  Lemme see if I can find a link, cuz they were AWESOME!

http://www.inkygirl.com/writers-conference-newbie-comics/
#43 - January 03, 2010, 02:02 PM
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 :dr

That is so funny! Thanks, Larissa!  :hahaha

It's even funnier that Bob is mentioned in there. :D
#44 - January 03, 2010, 02:10 PM
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LOL - I always say the letters, but Debbie Ohi did a hilarious set of comics leading up to her attendance at the SCBWI summer conference, and that was the topic of one of them.  Lemme see if I can find a link, cuz they were AWESOME!

http://www.inkygirl.com/writers-conference-newbie-comics/

Wait! How do you say it then? I've just been saying the spelled-out letters: S C B W I, like you would the WGA. I'll be at the NY conference at the end of this month and now I'm confused.  :hahaha
#45 - January 03, 2010, 02:17 PM

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Wait! How do you say it then? I've just been saying the spelled-out letters: S C B W I, like you would the WGA. I'll be at the NY conference at the end of this month and now I'm confused.  :hahaha

Yeah - I just say the letters, but apparently some people try to make a word out of them, something like "squibwee."  I'm still saying the letters, cuz I don't think I can say "squibwee" without laughing.
#46 - January 03, 2010, 02:24 PM
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I thought Chabon was pronounced Shay-bon ("bon" like Bon Jovi)?? :stars

SHAY is where the stress is, and the end is kinda a "schwa" sound or "short soft o" I think.  I've heard it "bon" or like "bun" (never "bone").

SHAY-bn
#47 - January 03, 2010, 02:26 PM
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There's a cute little aside in the movie Julie and Julia where Julia Child (Glenn Close) wonders whether to pronounce her publisher's name K-nopf or Nopf.  Yes, she discovers the K is pronounced.
Another publishing person who's name is frequently mispronounced is Philomel executive editor Jill Santopolo. She tells people this- "It's easy—just think of Marco Polo, only say Santo instead of Marco".

And by the way Philomel has a soft i.
#48 - January 03, 2010, 02:27 PM

 I think you mean Meryl Streep, tami.


Sttrayeep.
#49 - January 03, 2010, 02:42 PM
What's for pudding, Mimmy?

Illustration website:

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www.puddersputter.blogspot.com

I'm half way through that movie right now. Hoping to watch the rest tonight.

As for scbwi, guess I'll pronounce it S-C-B-W-I in public, and skibwee in private.
#50 - January 03, 2010, 02:49 PM
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HA!  shows how much attention I pay to Hollywood. Actually I'm embarrassed to say that even though I obviously know the difference between Glen Close and Meryl Streep I really was thinking it was Glen Close when I typed that. But you're totally right. It's Meryl Streep.
#51 - January 03, 2010, 04:24 PM

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Tami Brown is pronounced TAM-ee BROWN.
#52 - January 03, 2010, 04:28 PM
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GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
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Do you pronounce that An or An-ee? 
#53 - January 03, 2010, 04:32 PM

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I remember wondering the same things and called the companies and asked receptionists.

I believe you just pronounce all the consonants in Knopf. kuh-NAWP-f.  Giroux is basically juh-ROO or jer-ROO.

My quick tries at phonetic pronunciations are probably colored by regionalism, so take it with a grain of salt.  But I'm close enough.

Giroux is not juh-ROO or jer-ROO it is gee-ROO (if you're french)

Maude  :frog
#54 - January 03, 2010, 05:16 PM

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I'm not shy about it. I call it Skubwee in public because I'd rather say that than stumble around and say the letters in the wrong order. Which I've done before.  :-X
#55 - January 03, 2010, 05:54 PM

I'm not shy about it. I call it Skubwee in public because I'd rather say that than stumble around and say the letters in the wrong order. Which I've done before.  :-X

And I've noticed it depends on what region you are in.  When I was with sbk (linda) in the WWA region, everyone up there said skubwee (skib-wee was popular, too).  The region I'm in now doesn't use the nickname, just the initials.  When I said skubwee once, they looked at me weird.  LOL

#56 - January 03, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Re SCBWI, here in Western Australia, we say SQUIBBY. We know it doesn't make sense, but we like it anyway!

I've published my books as Meg rather than Megan partly because I didn't want to have to deal with the constant mispronunciation (it's also why my blog is named "As in Egg").
#57 - January 03, 2010, 06:09 PM

Re SCBWI, here in Western Australia, we say SQUIBBY. We know it doesn't make sense, but we like it anyway!

I've published my books as Meg rather than Megan partly because I didn't want to have to deal with the constant mispronunciation (it's also why my blog is named "As in Egg").

Is that "egg" or "aig" (which is how people around here pronounce egg)?   :whistle (just kidding, :hahaha
#58 - January 03, 2010, 06:18 PM

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Giroux is not juh-ROO or jer-ROO it is gee-ROO (if you're french)

Maude  :frog

I wonder how they actually pronounce it since they're an American company. Do they use the French pronunciation? Just curious.

Whenever I go to a restaurant and order a bruschetta, I automatically use the Italian pronunciation "broo-SKET-ah" since I lived in Italy for a bazillion years. But the waiters always say, "Oh, you mean you want a broo-SHET-uh?"  :faint   I just smile and say yes.
#59 - January 03, 2010, 07:30 PM
FLYING THE DRAGON (Charlesbridge, 2012)
A LONG PITCH HOME (Charlesbridge, 2016)

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Is that "egg" or "aig" (which is how people around here pronounce egg)?   :whistle (just kidding, :hahaha)  

Given what you've said, I think it might be 'augggh', actually. :)

Natalie, ditto on the bruschetta, though I don't speak Italian but learned it from an Italian friend. I have the same issue with Japanese words. Try asking a staff member where the 'tawfu' is in the supermarket. Him: Long blank look. Me: Japanese bean curd, you know. Him: Oh, you mean toe-fu. Me: Yes, I guess I do. My daughter gets the same weird looks because she's grown up saying sushi instead of sue-shi.
#60 - January 03, 2010, 08:44 PM
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