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On Polish Orthography

My brother is a plaintiff in the case against Shaun McClusky (full disclosure, yadda yadda yadda), so his name showed up in some documents submitted by Chris Roads of the County Recorder’s office.

Roads spelled his last name Preszelski. That would be pronounced Pre-shell-ski, which would garner odd looks at family gatherings.

I made a crack about this to an attorney, who responded that I have no standing to complain because it’s my brother’s last name.

By the way, the original spelling was Przstrzelski. Count your blessings.

Oh, how is it pronounced? Just like it’s spelled.


  1. tucsonteresa wrote:

    That’s 7 consonants before you get to a vowel.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Permalink
  2. Tedski wrote:

    And? I don’t see the problem.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  3. Donna wrote:

    And the vowel is at the end of the name, where it seems like it’s tacked on as an afterthought.

    Friday, June 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink