daz wrote:
> James Britt wrote:
> > daz wrote:
> >
> > > Factoid:  IIUC, -- Knuth is pronounced [[WRONG]`new-t`]
> >
> > Ka-NOOTH.
> >
> > No silent letters.
> >
> > http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/faq.html
> >
>
> Oh, wow.  Thanks.
>
> My source is a Maths Graduate / C.S. ex-colleague
>  (an email of fury has been dispatched).
> 
> 
> daz

Think of King Canute (spelled Knut in Norway).