"You got some 'splainin' to do, Lucy", Ricky Ricardo
Several people have asked me recently about how Giroux got his name
AND how you properly pronounce it.
If you are a Philadelphia Flyers fan, you can skip past this first part.
YOU already know exactly how it is said.
His full name is Clawed Giroux.
Clawed is pretty much self-explanatory.
Giroux is a little harder.
I've heard him called Ga Rux.
I've heard Guy Roux.
Even after I say it a few times, people still don't *get* it.
Gi (Ja) --- Roux (roo) ---- JaRoo (hard j and accent on the roo!)
I had been looking for a cat for awhile. We had visited a shelter in Melbourne, Florida 3 or 4 times, but didn't find just the right kitty. I knew the kind of kitty that I wanted (a boy ginger kitty, fairly young, but NOT a kitten) and I knew I was going to name him Brière after my favorite player, Danny Brière.
Then a tiny homeless tabby cat showed up on our porch.
He didn't belong to anyone.
So, he belonged to us.
He didn't look like a Brière at all.
He looked like a Giroux, a CLAUDE Giroux.
|Claude Giroux #28 - captain of the Philadelphia Flyers|
|They both have the death stare down pretty darn good.|
Clawed Giroux was the perfect name . . . and it stuck.
So, there you have it.
The name's GIROUX. CLAWED GIROUX!
Maybe someday down the road we will find a Brière or maybe even a (Kimmo) Timmonen. Maybe I could go full out cat lady and adopt a whole team.
But, for now .... we're happy with just ONE Giroux.