Notes

Mel-AHN-cho-ly

We rented and watched the movie, Megamind, with the kids a few Friday nights ago. Megamind is an alien who loved big words and pronounced them badly. He wanted to be the villain of metrosity (“Metro City”).

There was another word of his that we can’t say with chuckling, “melancholy”:

mel-AHN-cho-ly  
/mɛlˈɑnkəli/

The mispronunciation of “melancholy” lifts some of its heaviness.