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Ann--Do you know how to pronounce Volokh?
There's a picture of Althouse right up in the corner of her blog, so there's never a surprise there when I see her on Bloggingheads, but dear Lord! I did a double take on Eugene Volokh. I've been reading VC for so long that I am sure that the -- admittedly vague -- picture of EV in my head is the right one, not that guy in the Bloggingheads window.It's very unnerving.
What did you think he looked like?And of course I know how to pronounce Volokh. I can't even think of alternative pronunciations.
I was sure he had dark hair.I think I cribbed a little from Tyler Cowen.You know, lawblogger, econblogger, they all look alike.Seriously, though, when I stop and think about it, I don't really know what I was imagining. But it was different enough to be jarring.
Jesus, it's like Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.Rakove: Now kindly remove your gun nut arguments from our collective rights interpretation.[Volokh laughs]Rakove: The hell's so funny?Volokh: It's not a collective right, it's an individual right![Rakove picks up the Bill Of Rights and hurls it against the kitchen wall]Rakove: Now it's garbage.
And of course I know how to pronounce Volokh. I can't even think of alternative pronunciations.I don't think it's obvious whether it would be "vu-LOAK" or "vu-LOK" or "VOL-uk."
TerriW, I empathize. Eugene doesn't look sufficiently... Eugenie.
Funny, I had a similar reaction. That's Eugene Volokh? He looks so...generic. A lot like Glenn Reynolds and a bunch of other bloggers. Which shouldn't be surprising but I had envisioned someone like this.
I think Eugene looks exactly as he should.
Good, but this did have plenty of dead horse beating--way beyond the point where it was shown that law and history are different professions. Now we know why there have been a lot of lawyers on the SCOTUS.I'd also put in a vote for Conn as good bhtv. Entertaining and interesting.
I'd always imagined it pronounced something like Voh-LOH-ka.
"What does it mean when the guy doing most of the topic gets unnerved that the other guy is talking too much?"
Meade, thanks. I would never have noticed that odd typo. Fixed.
I knew what Volokh looked like from reading his profilethat's linked at VC, but I'd never heard him speak before. He sounded more Russian than I expected, seeing as how he's been in the States since age seven. (And he got his bachelor's degree at 15!)
I met Eugene Volokh several times when he was but a young computer genius. He and his dad had a company that created some extraordinary software that was popular on HP 3000 mini computers. I think he was about 13 or younger the first time we met and I couldn't believe he was the guy who did most of the design and coding of their company's product. Amazing mind and a good person. Good to see him doing so well.
Althouse couldn't be more wrong. How arrogant is it to believe that just because you lack imagination, the world must be a narrower place? . . . oh, forget it. I'll get off my high horse. I only know the right pronunciation because I read it on volokh.com.The name rhymes with "Dalek" (from Dr. Who)i.e., vah-lekP.S. if Rakove wore the right wig, he would look a lot like George W. Bush.
I guess I phrased my question poorly. I wasn't questioning your knowledge, but trying to ask a question that I wanted answered. I knew he was from over there, and thought that the V would be pronounced like a W, and the kh would be pronounced like an sh.
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