[LMB] Fun mispronounciations
jparish at siue.edu
Tue Sep 2 02:19:13 BST 2008
ELLINOR at aol.com wrote:
> Since I work in a school system, the opportunities for
> mispronounciations are limitless. One young man's parents named him
> "Shithead" - I am not kidding you. It was pronounced Sha-THEED.
> Wouldn't you have loved to been the teacher in his Kindergarten
> Also, a young girl from Nigeria who was born in a hospital. Her
> parents did not speak or read English. Thus, when the nursery put her
> nameplate on her crib, they thought the hospital had named her. The
> name? "Female" or "Fee-MA-lee".
Stuff like this came up recently on the American Dialect Society mailing list, and
a couple of relevant links were mentioned:
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