"…so it’s “Gab-al-DOAN,” I tell Mrs R. “I did like I promised, and posted a thread on The Straight Dope, and the consensus was that that’s how it’s pronounced.”
“I never asked you to post a thread,” she says.
“You did so,” I reply indignantly, “You said ‘Please, please, post a thread on the Dope so you can enlighten me.’” A pause; might as well tease her a little. “Of course, that’s how you can tell I’m lying; I have you saying ‘please’.”
I look over. She’s grinning and has a twinkle in her eye as she responds: “Not to mention, your story has me asking you for enlightenment.”