Saturday, September 24, 2016

NPR, sheesh

In a brief news bit about the death of the musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., an NPR announcer just spoke of zy-DEK-o music. No. Zydeco is pronounced ZY-de-ko, or \ˈzī-də-ˌkō\, as Merriam-Webster puts it.

You can hear the great Clifton Chenier say the word, right here.

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comments: 2

Pete said...

Le haricots es sont pas sale. (Or something close to that.)

Michael Leddy said...

M-W gives the title “Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés.” I know it as Clifton Chenier’s “Tes Haricots Pas Sales,” no salt in your snap beans.