The New York Times has tapped 29-year-old conservative Ross Douthat to succeed Bill Kristol as an op-ed columnist. Douthat, the co-author of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream, blogs and writes for the Atlantic and is an occasional Slate contributor. Douthat has offered some guidance on his blog on how to pronounce his name. In case the phonetic spelling still leaves you confused, Slate asked Douthat to settle the score on tape.
Name: Ross Douthat
Title: Soon-to-be New York Times columnist
Last Name Pronounced: "DOW-thut"
Tape: Click the arrow on the player below to hear Ross Douthat pronounce his own name.