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Re: Some people call me Maurice

Posted by ESC on April 19, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Maurice posted by Bookworm on April 19, 2004

: : : In the US, we pronounce it "More-eese". I was just told that the British pronunciation of this is "Morris". Is this correct? How do you pronounce this across the pond?

: : Morris - that's it.

: Thanks. First "scones" and now "Maurice". I am sure that there are other words mispronounced
: in the US. I guess I'll have to educate myself one word at a time.

(Steve Miller Band)

Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love.

"Pompitous" mystified millions when Steve Miller used it in his 1973 hit "The Joker": "Some people call me the space cowboy. / Yeah! Some call me the gangster of love. / Some people call me Maurice, / Cause I speak of the Pompitous of love."
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