Rudolpho wrote:It does in America. Like Yul Brynner.
Yule is a modern bastardised spelling of Old English geola, which is pronounced jeola, eo being a diphthong, and o being as in "lot".
Since modern English spelling is hilariously ludicrous, I find it far more logical to go with geola. Of course, if you pronounce "stool" more akin to "steola", then they rhyme.