As almost everyone has noticed by now, up until yesterday I didn’t know how to spell the word ‘Ukulele’. That wouldn’t have mattered to anyone but me if I hadn’t done a blog post about ukes (Ooks?) and sent out a web blast, all with my mis-spelling. Thanks for the corrections, and I promise to try to get it right in the future. Now – Is it OK for us Haoles to pronounce it You-Ku-le-le, or should we go with Oo-Ku-le-le?

And if anyone wants to sponsor my cultural re-education with, say, a six week stay on Kauai, I’ll see what I can do about my schedule.

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7 Responses to “How To Spell Ukulele”

  1. Tom says:

    Hey Kai,
    Instead of worrying about your spelling score, why don’t you fix that link to Benjamin Wood’s video!!

  2. Kai says:

    Because I can’t recreate the problem – It works fine from every computer at which I’ve tried it.

  3. Tom says:

    …and if it helps, the Collins English Dictionary gives both spellings, although ‘ukulele’ may be more correct.

  4. Tom says:

    Now you tell me! Doesn’t work with Safari v.5.1 on a new Mac laptop.

    • Kai says:

      Have you had trouble with any other YouTube videos? I haven’t updated my browser in ages, so I’m not up on any bugs in newer versions. I’ll look into it.

  5. Kai says:

    Thanks – If you want to check out Ben’s videos just do a quick search for him on YouTube. I’m stumped on what’s wrong with it.

  6. Tom says:

    Hi Kai,

    ‘Have you had trouble with any other YouTube videos?’

    Not like this but sometimes it’s not possible to view videos from your blog and I get the message: ‘Embedding this video is disabled by its owner’. In that case, I have to find the video on YouTube. Example:



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