Don't panic, but you've probably been pronouncing Ryan Gosling's name wrong.

Like any self-respecting entertainment journalist, I pride myself on knowing a lot of (mostly useless) celebrity facts. Like their dog’s names. Or the best tweet they wrote during 2013.

But as I was trawling through the net doing some super important research today, I discovered something that, quite frankly, has shaken me to my very core.

It turns out I’ve been saying Ryan Gosling’s name all wrong. And now I’m questioning whether I really know anything at all.


(Yes, it was most definitely worse than that time I discovered he had quite the happy family going with Eva Mendes. Look, I’m happy for you two and everything, but honestly, it’s a hard fact I have to deal with on a daily basis.)

I was prepared for LOLs when I clicked on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mean Tweets’. Margot Robbie was in it! Melissa McCarthy made an appearance!

But as The Gos appeared on screen, he said something unexpected: his own name.

And it turns out he’s not named after an adorable baby goose. It’s not pronounced GoZling.

It’s Gosssling.


As in, “hey, you guys, come and read this hot new piece of gossip about Ryan Goss-ling.”

Which, if you ask me and my expert opinion, just sounds so wrong.


So are you team Goz or team Goss? Pick a side in what is sure to be one of the greatest debates of our time.

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