Tuesday, April 12, 2011
A rose by any other name- might be mispronounced
It's recess! So I am blogging. I have a kid in this class named Cobby. Yeah- you pronounced it Kaw-bee, right? Nope. It's Kobee. I never would have guessed. This is a slipperly slope, parents. Just like naming your future baseball star Chone - which I pronounce CH-O-kneee. which is the slang word for underwear. CH is never SH. Never. There's that one rumor about a kid named Shithead- pronounced Shi-th-eed, or Lemonjello- Le-MON-jillo. There are pronunciation rules in the English language whether you believe it or not. And- another thing- Poor Synthia- her name sounds the same as Cynthia, but it starts with Syn like synthetic. very sad. This is coming from a kid whose brother is amed Geoffrey- but G is a J sound legally.