Friday, November 08, 2013


I don't know how Alex pronounces the herb - BAYsil is more usual, I think - but the character on Fawlty Towers was definitely not BAWsle /'bɔː-zəl/. He was BAsil /ˈbæzˌəl/.

Alex must never have watched the show.



At 3:11 AM, November 09, 2013 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

The herb, and the name, are BAzil in BrE.


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