March 19, 2005
Message To Michael From Reader In ItalyTopics: General
We received the following email from Dr. Luigi Schiavo in Italy.
I was born in southern Italy and our family name is pronounced like "skiavo" not "shiavo"; the "h" is there to make the "c" hard. I pray for this women and her husband Michael; but cringe every time I hear the press mispronounce my family's wonderful and proud name. Obviously Michael does not know how to speak Italian.
Consider this a public service message. Not only does Michael say his own name wrong - it seems that there are a lot of other things that he gets very wrong also, or maybe he just doesn't get it, period.
Another reader(Rosemarie) writes: Actually, the proper Italian pronunciation of "Schiavo" would be something like "ski-AH-voh". Three syllables, not two.
So it's Michael Ski-AH-voh. I wonder if Michael knows?
Posted by richard at March 19, 2005 8:55 AM
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