Dr. Seuss' silly stories are riddled with made-up, tongue-twisting words that parents love to try to pronounce. But the fact that we've been saying the famed children's author's name completely wrong came as a surprise.
Most of us say it like Dr. Zeus, but that's totally incorrect.
So how do you pronounce it?
According to the authors of the book "You're Saying It Wrong," Geisel pronounced it "Soice" (rhyming with voice).
One of his friends, Alexander Liang, even created this little poem about how people said Seuss.
"You’re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn’t rejoice
If you’re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice (or Zoice)."
Don't be embarrassed, though. "We all know it as Dr. Seuss (Zeus), and it's now become Dr. Seuss (Zeus)," the book's co-author Ross Petras said in an interview on CBC Radio's Day 6. "And that's a case, I think, if you said Dr. Soice people would look at you very oddly. This is a case when the wrong pronunciation becomes the right pronunciation."