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Old 12-25-2005, 08:05 PM
lightw1thoutheat lightw1thoutheat is offline
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Default how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

i've been thinking about this topic a bit recently. i went to one of my brothers hs bball games in a town in buena vista township. the town was just "buena", however everyone insisted in calling the town "b-you-na". then today, the packers on tv with brett "farve" favre.

i think that whatever name you want to be called is up to you, but i dont think you get to pick an odd alternate (ie wrong) pronounciation. maybe this is just one of my compulsive tendencies coming through though.

anyway, i just wanted to hear some other people's thoughts on the issue.
thanks, and happy holidays
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:10 PM
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obsessive compulsive?
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

Normally I would agree with you, but it's Christmas and almost New Year's Eve and I'm resolving to be more tolerant of my fellow man. So, I say however anyone wants anything pronounced is OK by me. In closing:
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

You get to pick how to pronounce your name. You don't have to make sense at all. It's your name.

Your town should be pronounced however the majority of people who live in that town pronounce it, no matter how absurd. People who don't live there have no say.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

In this vein, I would really appreciate it if people would stop saying "Appalayshun".
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

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You get to pick how to pronounce your name. You don't have to make sense at all. It's your name.

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Just don't get all annoyed when everyone pronounces it the "wrong" way.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

Knew a girl at work once with the name Marie. Except she INSISTED it was to be pronounced Maw-ree, or basically like the name Maury. Got real mad when someone who didn't know her read her name off a list and pronounced it like 99.9% of the rest of the Marie's in the world pronounced it.

If you insist on a non-standard pronunciation of a standard name, you better learn to live with mispronunciation.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:06 PM
OtisTheMarsupial OtisTheMarsupial is offline
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You get to pick how to pronounce your name. You don't have to make sense at all. It's your name.

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Just don't get all annoyed when everyone pronounces it the "wrong" way.

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Unless you tell them how to ponounce it and they keep doing it wrong.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: how much say do you have in pronouncing your name or town?

Yeah, Coloradans pronounce Buena Vista pretty weird. They also insist on pronouncing the "s" in Louisville.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:25 PM
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I live in Buena. I call it Buena.
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