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Pronunciation of salonEdit
So how did he pronounce "salon", then? Avengah 06:26, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
- He pronounced it as "sal" (as in "Sally") and "on" (as in "turn on the lights"). Sal-on. :) --From Andoria with Love 07:27, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Isn't that the normal English pronunciation? What's strange about that? I mean he is English, so you'd expect him to use the English pronunciation. I fail to see why people found it "strange". Avengah 08:07, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
- I am only going by memory, I have not seen a Sassoon commercial in quite some time and I don't recall any with Keating. I do remember, though, that the announcer pronounced it "sal-on." It may be the English way of doing things, but he's doing American commercials, so naturally it's going to be made fun of. The main point of the note, though, is that his work was specifically spoofed on SNL. --From Andoria with Love 09:39, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
- I've amended the article to be less obnoxious to British readers, replacing "unusual pronunciation" with "British pronunciation".– Pesky 09:50, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
- That works for me... unless it turns out it was unusual even by British standards, lol! --From Andoria with Love 09:56, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
- He pronounced it sal-on, with quite a bit of stress on the first syllable. In the US, the stress would be on the second syllable, and it would be sa-lon, not sal-on. (sorry, not sure how to sign this. RoaringMice)
Thanks for your replies! That is the standard English pronunciation. I think British is too wide a description - it includes Scottish and Welsh, so English would be a better word. By the way, to sign it, put four tildes: "~~~~". Avengah 23:21, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
- Follow-up: If anyone's interested, you can see some of Keating's Vidal Sassoon commercials here. --From Andoria with Love 18:46, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Sherlock Holmes Edit
I resisted the temptation to note that in the "mockbuster" Sherlock Holmes, Keating appeared opposite Torchwood star Gareth David Lloyd (who played Dr. Watson). Sometimes in actor articles we do note when an actor appears with someone who's known from another genre series, though; if anyone thinks this connection between actors from the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises is noteworthy, perhaps it could go in the article. —Josiah Rowe 19:54, August 15, 2010 (UTC)