Yet Another Reason Civilization Is Doomed

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October 12, 2008 by cajunvegan

An educator friend of mine forwarded me this gem via email.

How would you pronounce this student’s name: “Le-a”?

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

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

When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, “The dash don’t be silent.”

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Adam on August 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    If her mother really wants to be picky about her name, it should actually be pronounced “Lehyphena”

    Reply

  2. Posted by Greg, PA on August 13, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I hate very few people; I reserve my hatred for idiots like that.

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  3. Posted by Eamon on August 16, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Humanity is doomed. Fucking doomed, I say!

    Reply

  4. Posted by Keith on August 21, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Uh, this one’s been around for a good while. Barbara Mikkelson at Snopes has been trying to track down this child for a while – no luck. Great story, though.

    Strangely, Livingston Parish is almost all white. My, dat white lady sho’ do talk funny.

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