Hear me mix and match pronunciations as my brain fights it out between what it knows is correct and what it’s accustomed to.
James Weddell – the explorer who went sealing in an age of sealers going exploring. New record holders for southernmost expedition, the Beaufoy and the Jane sail into what we now know as the Weddell Sea and find vast expanses of no ice, leading to incredulity and ridicule. James Weddell didn’t sign up for the standard early death in poverty deal, but that’s what he got.
The man and the seal named after the man, photo-bombing like a boss in an era before photo-bombing was a thing.