News from Shakes Manor

So, lots of people don't know how to pronounce McEwan.*

It may not be one of those zany Chinese names that gives Betty Brown a case of the vapors, but it nonetheless causes much confusion among people who don't speak, uh, Scottish. Or something.

The most common mispronunciation is mick-ee-wan, followed closely by mick-wee-in, and the best mispronunciation until now had been massey-wan, which I thought made very creative use of that "c" by turning it soft.

But I just got off the phone with a telemarketer who asked to speak to "McWeenut."

To which I could only reply, "Are you looking for Iain or Melissa McWeenut?"


* For the record, it's mack-yoo-uhn.

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