It All Depends on How You Pronounce It
My father, aware of my growing interest in science fiction when I was in my
teens, asked me if I had ever read any books by Zhoolvehrn.
I stared at him blankly. "Who?"
"Zhoolvehrn," he repeated.
"Never heard of him," I said emphatically.
"He wrote science fiction," said my father in annoyance. "He wrote about
going to the moon and to the center of the earth and, oh yes, about a man
going around the world in eighty days."
That gave it away. My father had never heard the name pronounced in
anything byt the French fashion (as used in Russia). So I gave it to him
English fashio, as modified by Brooklyn.
I said, "Oh, the author you mean is Joolz Voin."
And my father said, "Who?"