Gabe and I had a disagreement the other day. We were at a basketball game and we were sitting behind the band. I said “Hey Gabe – look. It’s a euphornium.” This is the way Gabe pronounces euphonium. A euphonium is one of these.
I say “You mean John Phillip Sousa?”
Gabe: I was going to say Ralph Waldo Sousa.
Me: Philip Michael Sousa .
Gabe: John Cougar Sousa
Me: Jon Bon Sousa. No, John Cougar Sousa is the best. You totally win.
But, even though he is more clever than I when it comes to funny Sousa names, I was still right. It was a euphonium.