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Pronouncing Hval correctly

Kris Crocker kxly (shown in Twitter photo) was gracious enough to emcee Spokane County Library District Night at the Library, recently. A consumate professional she wanted to ensure she pronounced Hval correctly. I got an email from her with this link. "I'm doomed if I have to say it either of these ways," she wrote. And so would most of us be. Mercy! (For the record it's Huh-vall and she pronounced it perfectly.)

Question: Is your surname easy to pronounce?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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