Judge John Hodgman Episode 12: You Say Martucci, I Say Martucci


Sisters Carol and Michelle have a disagreement over the pronunciation of their last name, Martucci. Carol believes in the traditional Italian "Mar-too-CHEE" and Michelle thinks it honors their grandfather to pronounce the name in his preferred fashion, "Mar-too-SEE". To restore a unified family front, they seek a ruling from the Judge John Hodgman.

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Carol's evidence for the case can be found after the jump.

Carol's Evidence

Susan Lucci

Bertucci's Restaurant

Christina Ricci




im gonna change my name to humanearnecklace to honor my dolph lungren heritage.


that had me rolling in my cubicle.

Name pronunciation elsewhere in the news

After hearing His Honor's judgment, I thought listeners may be interested in considering this: