Thursday, October 8, 2009

Girls Getaway

I'm about to head out on a girls getaway weekend with my three best friends! I can't wait to get out of town but had to post this hilarious 'teacher story' so you all could get a great laugh while I'm gone.

Figuring out student's pronunciation of names is always a challenge. You never know what syllables the parents want stressed and vowels may be long or short anymore because hey, let's face it....people are not hooked on phonics anymore! The normal "rules" for pronunciation do not apply. Throw in the dashes, hyphens, and accent marks and a name could be pronounced any number of ways, but this is the best one yet!

Name: Le-a

How might you guess to pronounce that?

Leeeeah or


Leah or perhaps


Laya....but no....it is actually pronounced




wait for it....
make sure you are sitting down...


Ledasha because as "mom" put it....
the dash is not silent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enjoy and share!

4 comments:

Jill said...

LOL... the dash is not silent. OH MY LANTA. What's with all the crazy names these days?

Danielle said...

my mouth DROPPED. wow. poor kid.

Jill said...

Amy~ I hope you had a fabulous girl's getaway! I left you a surprise on my blog and it's not an award. What's with the awards anyway? Danielle, you, and me will have to discuss our feelings on blog awards. :)

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, you have got to be joking!!! lol

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