I always believed that you pronounce Midas as My-dus. But some people tend to pronounce it as Meidas. I don't know why cos it sounds really stupid. Well I was thinking about this after reading the incredibly stupid script I had written about Mydus for English class. I have reproduced the script below for your reading pleasure.
Key: M-Midas; B- Supposed to be the genie guy, I don't remember his name, so let's call him Bourbon; D-Daughter; S-Servant;
Many many years ago, there was this king Midas who lived in Greece. We are going to take you back (hopefully!) to the days of Midas and show you what a greedy pig he was.
B-You have pleased me, Midas. You did a great job in cleaning my toe nails. I have to leave now. Chinki Pinki will be waiting.
M-Your fifth wife?
B-No, fifteenth. I have a few wishes to give away, bought them on Baazee. Do you want one?
M-Sure. Give me a wish so that whatever I touch turns gold.
M-Aha, I am now the richest guy in Greece!
M touches the table. It turns into gold. Touches the window. It too becomes gold.
M-Cool! Tinky Winky, bring me some food.
S-Sire, this is some dish called pizza that the King of Italy sent as a gift.
M-(touches it) Oh! It turned to gold! What am I supposed to do? I am sooo hungry.
M sits in the chair and goes to sleep. When he gets up he see his daughter.
D-Dad, I beat Dipsy in arm wrestling. I bet I can beat you too.
M-No one can beat me.
They arm wrestle. D turns to gold.
M-Oh my God! She's a golden girl. B I need you.
M-I dont want my wish. Take it away, please, take it away.
B-I thought this would happen. I'll take away your wish on one condition.
B-Clean my toe nails.
I bet no one can figure out the TV show in which Tinky Winky and Dipsy come in. If you do know, then please tell me cos I've forgotten the name of the show.