As I sat upon my sledge and watched “Pardon the Interruption” this afternoon, somehow the subject of donkeys came up — can’t remember the context.
But I can remember the pronunciation. Mike Wilbon started off by pronouncing the singular animal’s name “dunk-key.”
Seconds later, Tony Kornheiser added depth of some sort to the discussion but still pronounced the animal as a “dunk-key.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve always said “dawn-key.”
Maybe this is an east-of-the-Mississippi or just plain East Coast thing, but you dunk donuts, not animals.
Can anyone enlighten me?