[LMB] OT: off topic (ish) Female Heroes

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Mon Sep 1 02:34:08 BST 2008

At 07:13 PM 8/30/2008, Jane Starr wrote:
>Quoting alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca:
>> My impression was that "Tish" was a more common short form for Letitia, at
>> least in the books I've read from the early part of the 20th century (i.e.
>> Mary Roberts Rinehart.)
>Well, that makes sense NOW, seeing as I know now how to pronounce  
>Letitia, but for years I had never heard it said, only read it, and  
>didn't know that it wasn't Le-tit-ee-a.  I used to have this problem a  
>lot - I have always been a voracious reader and many times embarrassed  
>myself by mispronouncing something I'd only seen in print before.

My sister's name is Penelope; as a toddler, she rendered it "Nelpody" (of course, she' really Penny).  Her second  grade teacher, who must have known no Homer, began by rendering it "Penny Lope"

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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