Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Donaghy Exclusive!
Are We Mis-Pronouncing the Name?

Today's usual "Quickie" post directly below.


UPDATE: I just got an email from a cousin of Tim Donaghy
(whee: exclusive!), who asked me to pass along the message to everyone that his family pronounces it "Don-a-gie," with a hard-G sound (like "hoagie"), not "Don-a-hee" (like "hee-hee").*

Perhaps the mob should investigate to make sure that while we bury the man, we're pronouncing his name correctly in the process. Cousin Donaghy ends his email with a message I think we can all relate to: "Now I know what its like to have the last name 'Bartman.'"

(* - It's possible that Tim Donaghy himself altered the pronunciation, but the rest of his family apparently pronounces it with the hard-G sound.)

15 comments:

Troy said...

Yesterday in the press conference, Stern pronounced it Don-a-gee, hard G. So don't worry friends: Stern is on top of things.

jhawkjjm said...

yep, troy beat me to it. Sounds like the media just doesn't know what's correct...surprise surprise.

Matt T said...

Kincaid from the Buck and Kincaid show here in Atlanta and he does some work for ESPN went to the same High School as Donaghy and his brother.

He said that he has changed the pronounciation since High School.

GuyInTheCorner said...

There's an episode of "30 Rock" called "The Fighting Irish" where Alec Baldwin's character (Jack Donaghy) is visited by his brother who is played by Nathan Lane and pronounces his last name don-ah-HEE instead of the way Jack pronounces it, don-ah-GEE. Jack keeps yelling at him to pronouce it his way and we find out that when he became a big business man he started using the "g" sound because it sounded higher class than the way his family said it.

Just thought I'd share.

CMFost said...

Mike and Mike were talking about this at 6:30 AM this morning

Richard K. said...

DS,

Next time could you get the exclusive on what games are going to be fixed?

Michael said...

"Donaghy, you black Irish bastard."
-- Conan O'Brien

Sorry, couldn't resist another 30 Rock reference...

Danny said...

Congratulations Dan on your first inside scoop! I see big things in your future...

Though, I don't know how close I would want to be to the Donaghy family.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Where's DTM? He's a puss.

chitown italian said...

Tell him not to confuse himself with Bartman. Bartman did what most fans do...reach for a foul ball. He just happened to reach for the one that impacted a team that hasn't won in so long.

Don't forget, Prior still had the lead in game six. Wood had the lead in game seven. I didn't see Bartman in the dugout watching his pitchers fail....thanks Dusty you assclown!

And no, I am no relation to Steve, I have never met Steve, I am just a fan that can not blame one individual for losing games six and seven. Print that!

Lawdog1214 said...

At least Bartman was easy to pronounce

Jason said...

So like Mr. Miyagi then, right?

Unsilent Majority said...

This makes sense. I've been pronouncing it with a hard G for years and he never corrected me.

BPD said...

My aunt Ruth Donaghy (age 94 and 2nd generation off the boat) claims the original pronunciation is: dunna-hay
However, I grew up with it being: donna-hay. In real life this translates "Brian Donna-hay spelled D-o-n-a-g-h-y".
Our family is well know in our region, so most know how to pronounce it.

How many others in our clan have changed their pronunciation to "Donna-ghee"? Perhaps we should take a family vote.

Brian Patrick Donaghy
brian@donaghy.net

Patrick I. Donaghy said...

As yet another who carries the good name of Donaghy, I have heard many a variation of the name from complimentary to downright insulting and demeaning. I too was raised to ponounce it as Don a hee with the silent g.
To put some prospective to this discussion, research on my immediate family shows both Irish and ultimately Scottish roots. To this day, the Galec spelling is
DONNACHAIDH and is pronounced
Don a(short vowel) kee