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Don Juan

December 8, 2015

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Ryan in Brighton wants to check the certificate for Olly’s English degree. He writes:

In AMT328, did Olly pronounce Don Juan (Don Whan) as “Don Jew-an”?

If so, was this a Freudian slip?

He did, and it wasn’t! Olly was referring to Lord Byron’s lengthy poem Don Juan, in which ‘Juan’ was indeed pronounced ‘Jew-an’, to rhyme with such phrases as ‘true one’ and ‘threw on’. This is what passed for a joke for a Romantic poet.

Click here to read the poem (and if you make it more than 25% of the way through, you are doing better than I did). Here are the Cliffs Notes if you need help.

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