Wednesday, April 06, 2016

How to Pronounce 'Van Gogh' Like a British Person

Many of my viewers have asked me over the last few months to pronounce certain words from our beloved English language. In particular, I've been asked to say words whose pronunciations differ from one side of the Pond to the other.
 
And so, here begins a video series devoted to that very thing. In this video, I turn to Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, whose last name remains one of the more famous British/American pronunciation differences.



For more insight, read all about why neither Brits nor Americans know how to actually pronounce van Gogh's name the Dutch way.

Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.


Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.

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