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Why it's pronounced "ZAH-vee-ay"


So why does the newest Jayhawk pronounce his name "ZAH-vee-ay"?

Maybe it's been discussed, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't honestly know that answer until I found this video while surfing yesterday (Skip to the 1:40 mark in the video if you're impatient).

Obviously the video's a bit old (Xavier is not going to Memphis as the video suggest, so let's not start any more rumors), but still it's a nice profile on Xavier to learn a little more about him and his family.

Props to Mike Rigg, who produced the video. Just a few years back, Rigg was a sports anchor alongside Kevin Romary at 6Sports here in Lawrence.


Confrontation 8 years ago

Hmmm...It sure doesn't take much for Marion to get his kicks.

Confrontation 8 years ago

I get a kick out of men who have women's names.

MARION (1) Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English

Pronounced: MER-ee-ən (English), MAR-ee-ən (English) [key]

Medieval French diminutive of MARY. This name was borne in legend by Maid Marion, Robin Hood's love.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years ago

Marion, since you are being Hermione, I will be Ron and say, belt up, why do you always have to prove you are smarter than someone else? Can we try to be civil in disagreeing with someone? It is important to know how someone pronounces their name, so we can do it correctly when speaking to or about them. Ooooohhhhh! Wait for the replies, wait for it!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Leslie Swearingen 8 years ago

Just thought, maybe that's the way his Mom always called him.

Cait McKnelly 8 years ago

I would have sincerely loved for John Wayne to still be alive and around for Confrontation to imply that he was a sissy. His full legal name was Marion Michael Morrison.

KansasVoter 8 years ago

If you're a man and your name is Marion, you are a sissy. I don't care if you change it to John Wayne or Buck Naked, you're still a sissy. And little Marion Lynn is definitely a sissy.

RoeDapple 8 years ago


Quote by John Wayne:

“If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.”

Jonathan Becker 8 years ago


Wrong reference. Charles Colson said that, not John Wayne.

RoeDapple 8 years ago


John Wayne

Born: 1907-05-26 Died: 1979-06-11 John Wayne Biography

If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

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