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    How is Bouguereau pronounced?

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    boo ger oh


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    To the best of my knowledge, it's 'Boo-gro'. That's what Google yielded for me a while ago, anyway.

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    I call him boo ger oo, lol

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    Boo sherow?

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    it was tremendously funny to me when I was 10 to say booger-oh, which I believe is an acceptable pronunciation (though an "ooo" sound may be more appropriate, as in "boooger" as said above)

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    You idiots! It's Welsh and it's pronounced "Wisconsin..."

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    boo ger oh.. as stated. just call him Sir goddamnit.. - JAG

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG.
    boo ger oh.. as stated.
    Although the g is slightly soft.


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    I always thought it was boo-sherow as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by asoir
    I always thought it was boo-sherow as well
    Too soft.


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    My tiny heart is bleeding right now !
    Rebecca is close, even if the "gue" is the most difficult part, due to the way French people pronounciate the "E". Said quickly, his name sound close to "'Boo-gro" as said by Midnight. Maybe the most natural way for be understood by French people ?

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    what i want to know is how the hell he managed to live with his mother so long.

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    i just call him "booger-nose." hehe...

    I hear he was only 5 foot tall, and to compensate for his short stature he always did huge 12 foot paintings. Thats my theory at least.

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    High five Alday.J!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley
    what i want to know is how the hell he managed to live with his mother so long.
    Yeah, totally. An obssesive woman. He wait she die for get married again [he was very old at this time]. I know that patience is a virtue, but in some case...

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    heh.. why hasnt he shown up to calrify this for us anyway?? cmon 'boo-gro'! show yourself!!

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    boo-jeroh (or quickly boojroh) right? if g is too hard and sh is too soft, I'm pretty sure a j does it. A soft j. A french soft J that is.

    I can see how hard this would be to 'splain it to people who haven't taken at least a french class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhineville
    boo-jeroh (or quickly boojroh) right? if g is too hard and sh is too soft, I'm pretty sure a j does it. A soft j. A french soft J that is.
    This is the way I say it. It must be right, because I like the way it sounds

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    Most of the French I have spoken to say it with the hard G...though not all.

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    I always imagined it sounded like Boudreaux with a g instead of a d, "Bu-grow",

    I used to pronounce it Boge-ray-oh

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    I guess the easiest way for english speakers would be to say Booger-row, with a french R (you know what I mean) if it were Boo-jer-row the u in gue would have to go.

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    if you ever need to clear your throat after your many pronouncations of bouguereau, try Ingres.

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    ON-glrlgrlgerszzz

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    I remember asking this question to a french girl in art school years ago, and she sounded so good when she said it that I forgot to learn the pronunciation I was asking for in the first place. So thanks for this post.

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    while we're on the topic, what's the pronounciation for all sorts of artist's names? My old lecturers would all pronounce them differently.

    This is what I've been thinking they are, so please correct me before i embarrass myself further.

    Ingres - on-gre
    Rondin - row-dan
    Munch - Moonk
    Schiele - she-lee
    Titian - tiss-ian
    Degas - de-ga
    van Gogh - van gaw
    Delacroix - dela-kwa

    and finally
    Picasso - Pick-arse-hole

    any corrections?

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    ooo oooooogaaaaaaaa Bouguereau

    ooo oooooogaaaaaaaa BoooooooooooooooooooooooooogaaaaaaaaaaROOOOOOOOOWW WWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

    ooo oooooogaaaaaaaa BoooooooooooooooooooooooooogaaaaaaaaaaROOOOOOOOOWW WWWWWWWWWWW!!!! mudder fukker!

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    Bougger roff.

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    BoohghewhRo
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    ya know.. for those that might not understand wtf we're talkin about here, this may seem like some discussion on outback aboriginee tribal speak

    bee-longa mick..

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