Wednesday, December 20, 2006


The cool thing about DC is that there are so many people here to help with the most random of questions. For example, how would one pronounce the word Töölö? My instinct would be to start Internet combing in vain. The DC solution? Call the embassy.

In talking to a very nice secretary from the ambassador's office, I discovered that the word is pronounced, as best I can translate , with a very quiet emphasis on the "u" more like TR-lu. Hmm. Cool.

Some fun Finnish facts - the first syllable gets most of the emphasis, and many of the doubled consonants imply accent, rather than reiteration.

Listen for our best efforts on tomorrow's Performance Today.

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