Discussion in 'Lighten UPS' started by chev, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    [FONT=&quot]J[/FONT][FONT=&quot]ust another thing for teachers & Administrators to deal with. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]


    How would you pronounce this child's name: "Le-a" ???

    Leah?? NO Lee - A?? NOPE Lay - a?? NO 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. SO, 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." :dissapointed:[/FONT]
    My God! Stupidity at the highest level.
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    OMG what is our society coming to
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Get with it dudes, old hat.
    Remember this, formally <sic> know as Prince.
    prince symbol.jpg
  4. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Damn, I just forgot about that and now you went and reminded me....:biting:
  5. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    You know, I just don't get it. Understanding this poor child will go through life, correcting everyone how to pronounce the name, why does anyone do this to a child?

    When my daughther was pregnant, she came up with some names, which I told her 1) you're nuts, 2) watching too many soap operas, 3) think about a profession for your kids, and that is how they will be addressed and sign their names forever.

    This is one of the few times she listened to me. Both grandkids have normal names, spelled their normal way and you can tell which is the girl and which is the boy. What a novel thought.

    Remember Dick and Jane - now I am dating myself!!
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  7. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I'd like you to meet my children. Le-a, Le-a, Le-a, and Le-a (Lehyphena, Leminusa, Lenegativea and Ledasha).
  8. PPH

    PPH New Member

    How can she get mad that people mispronounce her name? She's the one that gave the poor kid a stupid name.
  9. PPH

    PPH New Member

    I was in a center once and this lady came in with her daughter who was named "7". Not "seven", it was "7"!!! Crazy!!
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    The problem with stupid people is that they don't know they're stupid!
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would think their spoken word would give them a clue.
  12. diva29mom

    diva29mom "Be Clear "

    That' s exactly why I named my son Langston. 1) So he has no choice but to be a successor and I thought it wouldnt be hard to pronounce but then that's still in our power to teach. I in fact get people asking me over and over how to spell his name!!

    Langston the grate!! Yeah that sounds good.
  13. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I was actually cracking up after reading this, thanks BigBrownSanta!!!:happy-very:
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Langston?! Why don't you just pin a sign to his back saying "Kick my ass"?
  15. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Thanks Steve. :peaceful:

    It makes my day knowing I finally made someone chuckle.
  16. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :laughing: too funny.
    I went to school with a kid named Creighton. Poor kid took a beating regularly. Little bugger is probably the CEO of some crazy rich company. He was the smartest kid I knew. He was already studying calculus is 5th grade.
  17. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Dual personalities? (sorry, I had to go with that little play on words.)

    Anyway....stupid people should not have kids.

    Both of my kids have fairly normal names. We named my daughter Allyson with a Y instead of an I. That was as crazy as we were willing to go.
  18. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    Some people make me think we should bring back natural selection... :D
  19. filthpig

    filthpig Active Member

    Kind of like Anfernee Hardaway's name. I have a feeling he was supposed to be named Anthony.
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    And don't they call him "Penny" for a nick name ??.....or is that someone else?