John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

My view is askew

As you know, Superman is from the planet Krypton. What you may not know is the name of the star around which Krypton revolved: Rao. My whole life, I've operated under the assumption that Rao is pronounced to rhyme with "wow". But just a few minutes ago as I was watching Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, I learned of a New York restaurant called Rao's -- and they pronounced it to rhyme with "mayo." So now I'm worried that I've been pronouncing the name of the star wrong all these years. I hope I will be able to get to sleep with this issue hanging over my head.

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