After decades of explaining to people that his last name was pronounced "da-POW-la," seconds of a TV show erased those efforts.
So we've been told... because no one here watches "those" programs...
There is a cast member on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" whose name is Kim DePaola. Her last name is pronounced "D. Payola."
She owns a store in New Jersey called "Posche," pronounced "Posh."
Tomie has never shopped at Posche.