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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Silly Sunday: Le-a

How would you pronounce this child's name?

She spells her name "Le-a"
So how would YOU pronounce her name?

Leah?  ....................NO.

Lee- A?  ................. NOPE.

Lay -a?  .............. NOT A CHANCE.

This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her child's name wrong.
She says it's pronounced "Ledasha."
When the Mother was asked how in the world she figured it should be pronounced that way, she said, "cause the dash don't be silent!"

So, if you see a name come across your desk like this, please remember to pronounce the dash.
And if anyone ask you why, tell them "It's 'cause the dash don't be silent!"


Claudia Moser said...


Traveling Bells said...

I don't be silent; I be laffin! Idiot...

Anonymous said...

I feel better about my uniquely spelled name. At least "most" people still pronounce it correctly.

Sandee said...

I know a lot of wonderful black folks and their names at times can be a challenge. After a bit you just figure out how to pronounce it right. This is one instruction that I think I would have laughed out loud. Just saying.

Have a terrific Silly Sunday. :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Hilarious! Thanks for sharing this one.

Binky said...

I queried an editor once who had a masculine name, but was a female. And it wasn't a name like "Chris" which could obviously be either. Boy, did she get mad at me. I can only wonder how many people she blasts every day for thinking she's a he!

stevebethere said...

Lmao strange way to spell a name I would love to see her interpretation of Natasha ;-)

Unknown said...

LOL! Some people go a little overboard with the names they give their kids!
Great Blog!!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

OMG, do we blame the public school system for this girl being a complete moron?

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