How to pronounce "Maugham"?
Bliv bruger af LibraryThing, hvis du vil skrive et indlæg
Dette emne er markeret som "i hvile"—det seneste indlæg er mere end 90 dage gammel. Du kan vække emnet til live ved at poste et indlæg.
As to Mr. Maugham
They were discussing the proper pronunciation of W. Somerset Maugham, the new English dramatist, who suddenly burst on London four months ago with four plays, and whose ‘Jack Straw’ is now being given on Broadway.
“The name is pronounced ‘Mawm’” declared one who had been in London.
“No -- its surely Mawum” opined someone else.
“Mahm is better” declared another.
“Why not Muggum” said one who inclined to the (illegible).
And they grew quite heated about it.
“Why of course it’s Muggum”
“Rats – it’s Mayyum.”
“No – Maum.”
“Moggum- by all means.”
But finally one who had done nothing so far but show signs of growing impatience and ennui suddenly brought his fist down on the table.
“Mum’s the word!” he shouted.
That ended the discussion.