Outside of literary types like Lewis Lapham and Sinclair Lewis, it seems as if more people pronounce it “louie” rather than “louis.” at least when it comes to “Louie Louie,” Claude Rains‘ Louis Renault character in Casablanca, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Louie Anderson and King Louis (i.e., “Louie”) of France. But if there’s one famous Louis who certainly avoided the “ouwee”, it was Louis Armstrong.

Why Armstrong on this agreeably rainy Los Angeles morning? Partly because Satchmo’s rendition of “We Have All The Time in The World” is played over the closing credits of No Time To Die, but mainly because Variety critic Guy Lodge mentioned him this morning.