December 19, 2008

What's in a name?


A story.

My friend's roommate, Kim, volunteers at a school in downtown Hillsdale. Most of her work involves helping kids study in an after-school program. She's not the only volunteer, a couple of students and even some community members are there as well.

Now Kim is kind of shy, so if she's unsure of something she'll usually just let it go and learn the hard way, avoiding asking questions, etc. Such was the case with one of her co-workers, whose first name is spelled La-a.

How would you pronounce that?

Lah-Ah?
Laaaah?
La-Ah?

Well Kim finally worked up the courage to approach La-a the other day. The students were instructed to get up from their desks and sit in a circle for the day's final announcement. During the hustle and bustle of moving, Kim edged up to La-a:

"So do you pronounce your name "Lah-Ah?"

The girl turned to Kim. Kim said she had a slightly offended look across her face.

"No girl, it's "Ladasha!" The dash ain't silent!"

La-a = Ladasha

Shocking.


AND NOW SOME LINKS

An imposter (but we're still #1 on Google)
A comic and its review

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3 Comments:

Blogger JHitts said...

Do we confront the imposters with threatening messages? Or an olive branch?

December 19, 2008 at 2:16 PM 
Anonymous Econ said...

Yeah, but we've got www.sadbear.net .

December 19, 2008 at 8:52 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

not sure about the threat vs. olive branch, but that's a good question. the content should distinguish us enough. i mean, we're not usually THAT confusing.

December 20, 2008 at 2:17 PM 

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