Hard-To-Pronounce NY Names Made Easy

Via Intelligencer:

  • Tim Zagat, restaurant-guide pooh-bah: zuh-GAT
  • Nick Lemann, head of Columbia?s Journalism School: LEM-uhn
  • Wylie Dufresne, restaurateur: doo-FRAYN
  • Michael Musto, gossip: MUSS-toe
  • Alex Kuczynski, Times writer: coo-CHIN-skee
  • Lizzie Grubman, PR woman: GROOB-man
  • Steve Buscemi, actor: boo-SEM-ee
  • Chloë Sevigny, actor: seven-YAY
  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten, restaurateur: von-grrr-EESH-ten
  • Sofia Coppola, director: COPE-uh-luh
  • Choire Sicha, Gawker.com editor: COR-ee SEE-kuh

    Fifty bucks says I’ll continue to mispronounce Buscemi.