Thread: Funny names
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Old 03 September 2009, 10:35 PM
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What's funny to me is when someone has an oddly-spelled or strange name, but gets irritated that I don't immediatly sense the correct pronunciation of the name. For example, I had a class with a girl named, "Porsche." Even the first time someone would say it, she'd get upset that they didn't say "Por-SHAY," (not the two ways I've heard Porsche pronounced). Of course, she did this often enough that when I had to ask her something, I said her name (somewhat correctly) with the emphasis on the "shay."

The same is true for a friend who named his daughter, "Michael." The mom would refer to Michael as her son, despite having no knowledge of Michael being a girl.
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