Delenda Est Carthago

Why not delve into a twisted mind? Thoughts on the world, history, politics, entertainment, comics, and why all shall call me master!

Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Why can't sports commentators get poor Dirk Nowitski's name right?

It's "No-VIT-ski," not "No-WIT-ski." Just because there's a "W" in the middle of the name doesn't mean he's not German, and therefore pronounces it like a German - with the "W" pronounced as a "V." I have heard him say it, so I know it's right. Why don't people who talk about sports on television know? Can't they ask him?

Labels: , ,


Blogger Jake said...

I think its for the same reason some news anchors affect a Spanish accent when they say certain Spanish words (i.e. "HuAHTahmahlah will feel the effects of depressed boorrRREETo sales...") while others don't. As a former sports/newscaster, I think it is a conscious decision on each announcers part to either acknowledge the foreign aspect of the name or to Americanize it.

30/5/06 10:05 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home