Matt Damon can't commit to a sensible pronunciation of Louisville. On 30 Rock, no one on the production team reshot this scene where Damon says LOO-uh-ville. Hillbillies say LOO-uh-vul. People with self respect say LOUIE-ville. The city is named after King Louis XI. There is no King LOO-uh. Ville is vill. Villanova. Villain. The Ville. Stop being a poser. If you can muster the energy to correctly pronounce Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road then work a little harder to say Louisville with a shred of self respect. And now here are some bloopers from Between Two Ferns. Good night. Let yourself out.
I love this email exchange from 2013. You mad, bro? Yeah, she mad. From: Patricia Houtchens [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 11:08 AM To: MEINERS, TERRY A Subject: Listener Email from www.whas.com I guess you’re celebrating another example of the homogenization of local dialects: LINK After you finally get everyone to stop calling the city where they were born, Louavull, then you can go to Narlens and tell those folks how stupid they sound because they don’t pronounce/enunciate their city’s name like you do. I find it so hypocritical that you never cease to tell your audience that we all should celebrate our differences – homosexuals/heterosexuals, democrats/republicans, U of L/U of K, whatever, but you have no tolerance for those of us who perpetuate
From: PaulZim Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 3:57 PM To: MEINERS, TERRY A Subject: Louisville idiom [Sent to Clear Channel] Hi Terry, I enjoy listening to your show every day but, as a fifth-generation Louisvillian, I wince when I hear Bobby Ellis talk about a traffic problem on the city's "west side". I wonder whether someone could give him some Louisville lessons and tell him that it's West End here. Same goes for the reporters who talk about the SeelBOCK hotel. Anyway, I enjoy you. Keep up the good work! Paul Zimmerman From: MEINERS, TERRY A Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 6:22 PM To: 'PaulZim' Subject: RE: Louisville idiom [Sent to Clear Channel] Bobby doesn't listen to a thing I say. He won the lottery and reports from his own