|An American in London was having a terrible time with his pronunciation. |
“Take it for nothing, boss,” said the clerk. «I wouldn't write both asafoetida and Hickenlooper for a dime.»
He himself tells about a drugstore clerk who refused to charge ten cents’ worth of asafoetida to the Hickenlooper account.
Then he saw a marquee on a picture house.
“That settles it, said the American. “I’m going home”.
It was bad enough to learn that Worcester was pronounced “Wooster,” and that Chumley was spelled out as Cholmondeley.
The Governor of Iowa has a name that makes rather a neat mouthful: Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper.
It read, “A REVIVAL OF CAVALCADE: PRONOUNCED SUCCESS.”
Keys: Story 1: 1, 6, 4, 8, 5; Story 2: 7, 3, 2,