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03 December 2009 @ 12:28 am
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.
 
 
 
selannia: Rollins Supermanselannia on December 3rd, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Wikipedia provides no help in this conundrum.
Darkpooldarkpoole on December 3rd, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
I always pronounced it to rhyme with "Wow" as well. I'm going with that until I hear something authoritative to the contrary.

I still have no idea how to pronounce "Bgztl."