Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Barry Manilow and the Mispronunciation of "Barnegat Bridge and Bay"

Here is Frankie Valli's hit single "My Eyes Adored You."  Listen to how he correctly pronounces "Barnegat Bridge and Bay" in the first verse.  He is clearly a Jersey boy:

Now listen to Barry Manilow's cover of the song.  He totally mispronounces "Barnegat." ("Barnegot"?--come on!) As a Jersey guy who has spent a lot of time crossing the modern version of this bridge, I take offense to this.  :-)

And yes, I do occasionally listen to Valli and Manilow.  Do not judge me!