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Re: Pro's & Kin's

On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 10:47  AM, Aaron Read wrote:

> At 11:16 PM 10/13/2003, Richard Chonak wrote:
>> I was appalled recently to hear some poseur news announcer read a 
>> story
>> about "Koo-bah", though I don't think that was on NPR!
> Jose Masso, host of WBUR's Con Salsa, pronounces Cuba as "Koo-bah" as 
> well.  I don't know if he's from there, but he knows quite a bit about 
> Latin American & Caribbean cultures.

If you were speaking French, you'd call the capital city Pa-ree, but 
you'd sound pretty stupid if you said it that way in a US newscast.