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Uglesich's - pronunciation

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Lisa Z Jun 22, 2000 10:39 AM

I've read so much about this place - how do you pronounce the name?

Thanks!

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    Dave Feldman Jun 23, 2000 12:32 AM

    I've always heard it pronounced:

    Ooo(rhymes with "boo")
    gul (rhymes with "bull)-
    siches (rhymes with the "wiches"
    in "sandwiches")

    Emphasis definitely on the "Ooo"

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      Lisa Z Jun 23, 2000 01:19 PM

      Boy, am I glad I asked! Thanks!

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        Bob W. Jun 30, 2000 10:16 PM

        Sorry this is a bit late, but I have been away.

        Anyway, we have eaten at Uglesich's a few times. The pronounciation we go with is

        YOO-gla-sit-ches

        The proprietor is Anthony Uglesich. Pronounced Ant'knee.

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          rlandry Jul 12, 2000 03:09 PM

          i am a native louisianian and have lived in new orleans all my adult life.

          i have heard uglesich's pronounced with a short 'u', as in

          'ugg' - 'ull' - 'sitches'

          and in the long 'u' version, AND in the 'you' version

          . they all seem accepted, but the one i have always used around other natives - and which i think is correct - is the short 'u' ... for some reason, others tend to want to use the long 'u', but they tend to be transplants or breathless persons who think they've discovered the place.

          no doubt someone should just ask (or, as we natives say, 'ax') ant-nee, the proprietor, but that would only tell you how HE says it, which is actually beside the point, isn't it?

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            Chuck Taggart Feb 8, 2001 10:26 PM

            If you listen to Mr. Anthony pronounce his surname, he says it "YOU-gla-sitch", and the name of the restaurant as "YOU-gla-sitch-es". To me, that's definitive.

            Unsolicited trivia -- a good friend of mine from Yugoslavia says that Anthony's forbears from Croatia would have spelled it "Ugljesic", with a diacritical mark over the "c" that looks like an acute accent (/), and which turns the final "c" into a "tch" sound.

            Link: http://www.gumbopages.com/

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              ariana May 28, 2001 06:30 PM

              do u know any new orleans dialect?

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