Another question on the reference desk, asked by someone studying for the American Citizenship test. How to pronounce John Boehner. A bit easier than the how to blog question.
I’m always amazed at how complicated English becomes when a non-native speaker is trying to learn the pronunciation rules. “Boehner” is pronounced phonetically like this:
Bay-ner (it rhymes with strainer.
Then she wanted a video clip of someone actually saying it, and this satisfied her.
One of the more interesting questions I had that day, for better or worse.