Saturday, October 25, 2008

Is this for real?

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

Leah?? NO
Lee A?? NO
Lay a?? NO
Lei?? Guess Again.
It's pronounced "Ledasha"! Oh yes - you read it right- the dash is pronounced! This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. 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 the dash. When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name she said "the dash don't be silent!"

12 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

this is a new one on me. too cute.
it actually is pretty ingenious.

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

hahaha maybe the dash don't be silent but the mama should be.

KVC said...

Hilarious!!! Someone sent that to me in an e-mail a couple of weeks ago. I'm laughing just as hard the second time around!

Topsy Turvy said...

Wow! I can't say it any better than beaux mondes did!

-Lana

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the pronunciation tip. I'll start asking when I see dashes.

Renee Finberg said...

NO WAY !!!
say it ain't so.

the sweet life with olives said...

get out! that is so funny. never heard of anything like it! love Miss Piggy too:-)

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

Dat be hella funny

WordsandMusic said...

Actually, it's not a dash, it's a hyphen. So her name really is Lehyphena. Which is perilously close to Le Hyena. Not good.

Pigtown-Design said...

When I lived in Annapolis, the ghastly paper there did an opening of school story about how kids weren't named Dick, Jane & Sally anymore and then went on to list all of the laquishas, shamiqu'as, and shanaynays in the school system. toooo funny!

Pigtown-Design said...

ps... google "baby's named a bad, bad thing". it's beyond funny!

Sneaky Chic said...

That. Is. Hilarious.

Thanks, I needed that laugh!