Louis 'What's His Name'
By mustang6560 on 4/10/12
A name like Louis Oosthuizen is a TV anchor's worst nightmare.

Not only is his first name Louis pronounced like King Louis XVI of France instead of the city St. Louis, but his last name Oosthuizen starts with two o's. Only Words With Friends experts know the list of words that start with two o's.

So when Louis Oosthuizen albatrossed (yes, I turned albatross into a verb) the second hole in the final round of the Masters, talking heads everywhere squirmed behind their teleprompters. Is a name like Louis Oosthuizen about to win the Masters?

The media prefers names like John Smith or Bob Jones, so I imagine the world of teleprompter readers was relieved when someone with the name of Bubba Watson won the first major of the year instead of Louis Oosthuizen. But, because Louis Oosthuizen recorded the fourth double eagle in the history of the Masters, they were forced to attempt to pronounce his name correctly on live television.

The following video is a highlight reel of TV anchors from around the world mispronouncing saying the South African's name.

TV People Have Mispronounced Louis Oosthuizen’s Name At Least 20 Different Ways In The Past 24 Hours

To cut the TV anchors a little slack, I purposefully included Louis Oosthuizen's surname throughout the post to give you a little perspective on how difficult it is to pronounce it. Trying saying Louis Oosthuizen's name five times fast and then imagine trying to say it on national television knowing YouTube awaits any and all mistakes you make.

We at oobgolf like words that start with two o's, but they are slightly challenging to say.

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[ comments ]
Envythepea says:
We Dutchmen are very fond of our vowels. We could loan some to the Vietnamese who seem to have a shortage of them. Ng?
Envythepea says:
And Oobgolf starts with two o's. Must be Dutch.
legitimatebeef says:
Envythepea: good point. Oosthuizen is hardly weirder than oobgolf. I admit that I feel a little silly when telling people about this place.

"It's called 'ewb golf', er, "O-O-B golf dot com'."

"Oh, I see. What's that mean?"

"Well...I don't know. Sorry."
cvargo says:
So true beef. Whenever I tell people about this site they usually laugh. But they end up liking it
mustang6560 says:
@beef- This should help with your explanation next time.

legitimatebeef says:
Nate, I know the origin of "OOB" but it still won't help.

"Well, you see, it's what's called a 'letter picture'. The first letter O represents the hole. The next O represents the ball, and the B represents the head and part of the shaft of a driver. Put them together and its, well...picture tapping in a one-inch putt using a left-handed driver and that's what the OOB in oobgolf represents."

"Oh, I see."

[[awkward silence]]

"Ummm, it's a really good site for keeping stats!"
falcon50driver says:
It's not OOB, it's Oob.
falcon50driver says:
doO right handed club, nah still makes no sense.
mmontisano says:
I once thought I was saying his name correctly, until I met a South African and the way he said it was completely different than anything else I've ever heard.

Ng is pronounced like "ung," for future reference.
Torleif Sorenson says:
I have absolutely nothing against Hubba Bubba, but I still would like to have seen "Louie East House" win the green jacket. For 73 holes, he was cooler than the other side of the pillow - and then Bubba snap-hook-dagger'd him at # 10.
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