"The dash don't be silent."

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  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    How would you pronounce this child's name: "Le-a" ???

    Leah?? NO
    Lee - A?? NOPE
    Lay - a?? NO
    Lei?? Guess Again.

    It's pronounced "Ledasha" Oh yes...you read it right. This child
    attends a school in Parish, LA. Her mother is irate
    because everyone is getting her name wrong. SO, if you see something
    come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce it

    When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she
    said "the dash don't be silent."

  2. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I feel sorry for that kid..
  3. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    This opens up so many possibilities...

    I'm gonna name my kid..... *

    Pronounced "star."

    Then her sibling will be Bor@.

    Think Khazakstan...

    As my children's teachers, if you can't figure these out, I'll have you fired.
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    kid needs to stay in school so she doesn't end up like her mother

    the dash don't be silent! *snap* *snap*
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I went to college with a guy who went by "Jere7my"

    Funny thing was that he'd get miffed if people called him (pronounced phonetically) "jer-uh-seven-me."

    He'd tell people, as if they should know better, "the 7 is silent." :laugh2:
  6. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Momma said momma said momma momma momma said...
  7. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    gives me an idea

    everyone must call me JoHUHn

    the "h" in "John" isn't silent!
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Reminds me of one time a Sgt said my last name and I said...well Sgt it looks like Smith but it's actually pronounced Sticklemyer and you could see him thinking about in before he started laughing.

    But there is a difference between a silly joke and someone actually getting upset over something like that.

    Well it is in Louisiana where you got some crazy Cajun names, but that is a stretch even cajun standards.
  9. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    That is just sad.
  10. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Was checked out at a grocery store by a young lady whose nametag said TEQUILA. When I was leaving and said "Have a great day,Tequila",she gave me an icy look and said "It's Tuh-Quee-La"! I wonder what part a bottle of Jose Cuervo played in her conception?
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    A friend told me that someone she knew back in New Orleans named her child, Shy-eet, but it was spelled like ****.
  12. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    My wife's sister is a teacher and in 3 years she had the following

    Sha-thead = but spell s--thead.

    absidy = abcde

    a shole = a--hole.

    True story :)
  13. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    We have a winner :laugh2:
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    We have a girl here named:

    uh-BEE-see... spelled ABC

    We also have a Morticia...
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    My stepmother is a teacher and she had a kid name Alpacino.....like the actor Al Pacino

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