Avengerdan wrote:But you certainly fed the comedy, with Jen stumbling and Dawn saying "That's alright ... " or something - and then the Primula commet (which I looked up - is Norwegian!) Pity Joanna wasn't there - she'd have known how to pronounce it!
Ahaha! I didn't sound familiar at all but I was too lazy to look it up to be honest... nice geographical skills indeed, Jen.
It's kinda hilarious because this wasn't the first time she was trying to spell my name - she wrote it down over two years ago on one of her own tour flyers but I can't really blame her for not remembering the correct spelling, ahaha.
The thing is, it doesn't have the 'hh' in the middle which is what gets especially Britons confused. It's just a really long 'aaa' sound which you guys are not familiar with in your pronunciation and are finding it therefore hard to pronounce. Believe me, I've had British teachers who have been living here for over 20 years and still had trouble getting it right. Jo's attempt was amazing knowing how little experience she must have with pronouncing the Dutch language.