Saturday October 8, 2005

This I Believe #3

...that the word gorgonzola should no longer be pronounced gorgonZOla, because that sounds like the name of a cheese—how pedestrian!  Instead, it should be pronounced gorGONzola, which sounds like either the name of a monster from a Japanese movie, as in Godzilla vs. GorGONzola, or a synonym for gigantic, as in, "My God, that mole on her cheek is gorGONzola!"

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Yes! Like gynormous... gorGONzola! My favorite class of adjectives are the big ones. Loves me the big adjectives.

Posted by: caracola at Oct 14, 2005 10:36:46 PM