Gérard Houllier…

Courtesy BBC

So Gerard Houllier is to become the new manager at Aston Villa. But that isn’t the reason I post this blog; the real reason is because I’m fed up with the way telly presenters mispronounce his surname. It’s pronounced “Ool-yay” and not “Hooli-yay”.

The ‘h’ is always mute…in fact I can think of few French words beginning with the letter ‘h’ where the ‘h’ is pronounced.


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  1. Pingback: Mispronouncing names: Ander Breivik | Guy Debord's Cat

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