[78-L] Baroosh

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 22 16:44:44 PST 2013

Of course every Hebrew would automatically think "Boruch atoi adonoi" and 
pronounce it baROOK or baROOKH. And Bernard Baruch was a well known name a 
couple of generations ago. And Americans say "sked-ule" instead of "shed-ule" 
so "barOOSH" came as a surprise.


On 2/22/2013 7:18 PM, L78rpm at aol.com wrote:
> I had childhood friends named Baruch.  They pronounced it Baroosh,
> probably because American ears weren't accustomed to the hard Kh sound and they
> had tired of correcting people.
> Consider how people deal with Charosh.  I don't care how people  pronounce
> it, as long I know they are talking to me, not to someone else.   I
> pronounce with a soft Ch, as in chocolate:  Cha-rish.  (Accent  on the first
> syllable.)
> pc
> In a message dated 2/22/2013 6:37:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> dlennick at sympatico.ca writes:
> Hey, OTR  fans, did Andre Baruch pronounce his last name "Ba-ROOSH"? I'd
> have
> assumed it was ba-ROOK but the tobacco auctioneer Speed Riggs clearly says
> "Well, it's like this, Mr. Baroosh".
> With men who know tobacco,  it's Baroosh, two to one.
> Have you tried a Baroosh lately?
> It's  toasted.

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