but the video itself seems to have had any reference to "The Onion" stripped out. Unless you click through to the YouTube page and read the fine print attribution, you won't see the word "Onion" anywhere.
You mean aside from the giant "Onion-SPAN" logo at the bottom right corner throughout the entire video?
So ah, if he wants his last name to be pronounced like "Greyning" then why does he spell it so that it looks like it should be pronounced "Growning?" Seriously, by what rule of English grammar does "Groe" sound exactly like "Grey"??.
From the same english rule that allows for words like Phoenix (unless you pronounce this Fow-nix). Words where oe is pronounced as "ee" are from the "ioticized omicron" spelling in Greek, ÎÎ, which was originally pronounced like "oy", but is often simplified into just an "ee" sound or similar.
"Take that, you hostile sons-of-bitches!" -- James Coburn, in the finale of _The_President's_Analyst_