Breaking News - The correct way to pronounce Dr. Seuss and other authors
You’ve been pronouncing Roald Dahl’s name wrong your entire life
Because iPads and the like didn’t exist twenty years ago, you probably grew up reading much-loved books by Roald Dahl. FromCharlie and the Chocolate FactorytoThe Twits,The BFGtoGeorge’s Marvellous Medicine, the man was an absolute genius when it came to writing gripping children’s novels.
Many of his greatest works have also been turned into live-action movies over the years, includingMatildaandThe Witches, and some are now West End musicals too.
And as well as being one of the world’s most famous children’s authors, Dahl was also a screenwriter, a poet and wrote short stories as well as novels. It’s safe to say that he was a man of very many great talents.
However, it has recently been brought to our attention that we might have been going through life pronouncing his name completely and utterlywrong. It turns out that it’s not actually pronounced ‘Rolled’, as many of us might think, but that it’s in fact ‘Roo-al’. Um, what?
Watch the first 10 seconds of the below clip of a 1961 episode of Dahl’s spooky sci-fi show, Way Out, and hear the correct pronunciation for yourself. You won’t believe your ears.
Roald Dahl’s parents were Norwegian, and so ‘Roo-al’ is the correct Norwegian pronunciation of his name. The author was in fact named after Roald Amundsen, who was a Norwegian polar explorer and someone that his father greatly admired.
Video: The correct way to pronounce Dr Seuss and other authors
Here’s How Josh Brolin Got Bigger Than Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool 2’
The Essential Beauty Product You Need To Use During Menopause
How to Pull a Chest Tube
Calzedonia Summer 2019 Swimwear Collection
24 Super Cute Ways to Tie Wear a Scarf
How to Send an Evite on Facebook
But if you booked the cheapest suite on Silver Whisper — 62,000 for the seven-continent cruise — it would actually be cheaper than a similar luxury world cruise offered by Seabourn set to hit 62 ports in 146 days for 67,000 a person. That cruise, however, visits only five continents
How to Keep Yeezys Clean
Harry Potter: The Latin roots and meanings of spells
Goldman Sachs third quarter earnings
Lisa McInerney Wins 2019 Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction
FALCON PARK: guarda tutto quello che è successo durante gli eventi organizzati a Roma e Milano
How to Clean a Minor Wound