Anton Sherwood wrote:
> Nicholas Bodley wrote:
> > Story goes that when the rock band Mötley Crüe first appeared in Germany,
> > at the opening of the show, they were greeted by (presumably friendly)
> > chanting in the audience of the German pronunciation (although I find
> > "Crüe" to be really awkward). I don't know what the band's reaction was.
> Nikki Sixx (bassist) is quoted: "all the kids were going `Mutley Cruh!'
> and we were going `Huh?'"
> (Rock Names from ABBA to ZZ Top: How Rock Bands Got Their Names, by Adam
> Dolgins, Citadel Press 1993)

Pauline Kael, in her review of one of the Inspector Clouseau movies,
wrote that Peter Sellers was talking about "minkeys." Turns out he was
saying "mönkeys."
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...