A few years back, Mom and Dad took a trip to Washington, DC.
One of the first days they were there they’re walking about on the Mall and Mom says to Dad, “What’s a MAH-TROB-us?”
Dad: “I’m not sure. Why do you ask?”
Mom: “Well, I keep seeing these signs around that say MAH-TROB-us and a phone number to call for more information.”
Dad: “Well, the next time you see one of the signs point it out to me and maybe we can figure it out.”
They continue to walk along and a few minutes later Mom says, “Bill, there’s one of those signs now. What do you think it means?”
Dad looks were she’s pointing and replies, “Maybe if you pronounced it ‘Met-Row-bus’ it might make sense.”