Pronunciation problem

6th June 1997 at 01:00
Thankyou for the interesting and informative feature on David Waugh (TES, May 16).

My courses make a lot of reference to David's books, since students need to be familiar with the texts they will be expected to use in schools when on placement.

I wonder if you could possibly conclude a long-running battle I have with my students by printing a phonetic pronunciation of David's last name?

I'm sure there are a lot of teachers of geography who mispronounce David's name, otherwise I wouldn't have had such a battle of wits with my cohorts to try to re-educate them!

MELANIE NORMAN

Senior lecturer, geographical education Faculty of Education University of Brighton Sussex

David Waugh's surname is prononounced "Woff" (to rhyme with "toff").

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