The Morning Rant

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I think I have found what must represent the end result of 21st century identity/grievance ideology. This silly Australian twit wrote a 1300 word article (yes, I counted) about the butthurt she experiences because people she works with misspell and mispronounce her name.

Her name, for the record, is Tahlea Aualiitia. Her ancestry is Samoan, not that it matters.

She doesn't come right out and say that people who carelessly mispronounce her name are racist, but she dances around close to that point and it's obvious that it is the conclusion she wants her readers to draw.

Here's the thing: People have been misspelling my surname all my life. It's not an uncommon name, but it has two spellings, one that is seen a lot and one that is not so common. Mine has the "minority" spelling, but most people usually just assume the "majority" spelling. and every time I do any business involving official document, I have to double-check everything to make sure there aren't any mistakes.

I doubt that I am unique in this. I'm sure many of you morons have experienced the same problems

Is this irritating? Yes. Do I want to construct an entire ideology of grievance out of it and base my entire identity on it? No. And, more importantly, why would I want to?

I have another name for it: normal life.

But this is what the progressive religion demands of its disciples: to take the jostlings and bumpings and rough edges of normal life and instead of letting them heal by growing a layer of tougher, thicker skin, to pick and poke at them until they're all red and inflamed and in this manner turned into giant, pus-filled, suppurating wounds that never heal.

It's not healthy to live this way. But that's what progressive ideology wants. Ms. Aualiitia probably doesn't realize this, but that is what she is being taught to do. Because aggrieved, butthurt people are easier to manipulate, particularly for political ends.

She says:

It's hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.

For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck.

What racism has she experienced, really? Other than people saying mean things about her, she doesn't say. But if seeing her name misspelled is the best she can do, her life must actually be pretty good.

I'm probably a racist for saying that. I no longer care.

Also, I hate to rag on her appearance, but I'm going to rag on her appearance: it doesn't help that the photo of the author they chose for this piece is extremely unflattering. She looks like the ultimate überKaren. I look at her photo and I just want to stuff a large sock into that whiney, complainy mouth. I'm likely a racist for saying that, too.






A Scold of Karens:

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Excuse Me, If the Civil Authorities Are Silencing Other Voices In Your Favor, You're Not 'Oppressed':




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Dumbest Tweet Last Week:

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Wapo: "We Really Dunked On Drumpf This Time! Hur De Dur Derp Derp!"

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Monday's Who Dis: I'm amazed to keep finding 'B' and even 'C' level actresses I've never heard of who are just gorgeous. Such as Elyse Knox, who married Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon and is the mother of TV actor Mark Harmon. After making a bunch of movies in the 40s, she retired in 1949. She is also a talented painter and had an exhibition of her work in 1981. She starred with Lon Chaney Jr. in the schlock horror film The Mummy's Tomb.



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Comments

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1 I have never seen Buckaroo Banzai.

I have seen Prometheus. Sadly.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 10:58 AM (2E/Tt)

2 she must find a personal grievance that can then be extrapolated to be caused by her race.


It is trying to climb to the top of the intersectionality pyramid. I can critique whoever I want because I am the most oppressed. I guarantee you that she identifies as an asexual pansexual transgendered agender person of color who also has a name that people spell wrong, and chronically ingrown toenails.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 10:58 AM (dNzKv)

3 How did the more recent folks vote?

The "right" way

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2020 10:58 AM (Zmnko)

4 There are 130 people in the US with my last name.

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2020 10:58 AM (eAZVt)

5 I have been made fun of because of my family name since grade school. It has been misspelled and mispronounced. So what. Grow up, missy.

The Who Dis are both really beautiful, but I have no idea who they are. She's prettier as a brunette, though.

Posted by: Flyover at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (Rbu5d)

6 >>They call you gay rette?

Ha!

No. GeaR-ette.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (fIHuU)

7 Suck my balls!

Posted by: Jon Smyth at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (95j/9)

8 Roberts has done it again. Fuck him. Fuck him hard and deep.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (0OmEj)

9 451 >>423
I particularly love the ending of Buckaroo Banzai,

Unlike the ending to "Stroszek," where the Bruno ascends the hillside in the ski-lift with a frozen turkey and a shotgun to suicide himself while the coin-op dancing chicken, rabbit, and duck play their cute farewell song to him.

Zod does Kraut darkness.
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (qXNVo)

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So, Grizzly Man is your favorite American movie of the last 20 years, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (LvTSG)

10 Son of a Bitch. Timewarp - activated.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 10:59 AM (2E/Tt)

11 Who Dis:

I like all seven of those women, but the first one is especially fetching on this hot, summer day.

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (dYmWY)

12 All I can say is, the guy on duty at Ellis Island when my grandfather came through must have had a hell of a sense of humor.

Posted by: John Fuckhead at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (4zyav)

13 Dada: Timothy (live)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9jhp4ly

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (WEBkv)

14 I guess Roberts only believes in "some" States rights

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (Zmnko)

15 The Daily Beast@thedailybeast
Iran has reportedly issued a warrant for Trump'' s arrest on "murder and terrorism charges" related to the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani.

You can't blame them for trying

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We all know that you can't blame Iran or #BLM for anything.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

16 435 @399

Essentially what the SCOTUS has decided is that the right to abortion is now the super ordinate constitutional right and cannot be attenuated or circumscribed except by the SCOTUS itself.

And that's that.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NJNke)

Just like 1857, when the SCOTUS ruled that Slavery was the Law of the Land and no one could do anything to change it. In fact, exactly the same situation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

17 @443

Pretty much.

Unless RBG and Souter shuffle off in the near future continue to expect 5-4 abominations for the foreseeable future .

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (NJNke)

18 Really, when there is a nice rack in this one?
Posted by: Severely Conservative Conservative who can't possibly support Trump at June 29, 2020

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She's what made me think more about it. Imagine her as a centauress . . .
Posted by: Miss Friday



Ride! Ride like the wind!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (rvtDF)

19 459 >>423
I particularly love the ending of Buckaroo Banzai,

Unlike the ending to "Stroszek," where the Bruno ascends the hillside in the ski-lift with a frozen turkey and a shotgun to suicide himself while the coin-op dancing chicken, rabbit, and duck play their cute farewell song to him.

Zod does Kraut darkness.
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (qXNVo)

Everyone's idea of a happy ending is different

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:00 AM (l4C/z)

20 huh

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (l4C/z)

21 Her name, for the record, is Tahlea Aualiitia.


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She lives in Australia? Send her on a walkabout in the outback without water or sunscreen. She'll find out what real struggle is.

Posted by: Miss Friday at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (rpbg1)

22 >>wait til you hear the old-school southernors who pronounce "Jordan" as "jer-den". Hearing Oil called "earl" always grated on me, too.


GeaR-ette. That's what I get from Texas women.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (fIHuU)

23 OK, so now there are 451 comments stuck at the bottom. This thread will be cumbersome, to say the least.

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (eAZVt)

24 testing...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (l4C/z)

25 Hey honky it is pronounced Ladasha, just like it be spelt cracka.
Posted by: La-sha at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (pw+jk)
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"The dash don't be silent!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (WEBkv)

26 On the upside, Gorsuch hasnt seem to gone full retard after his gay-loving ruling. I'm starting to think he knew Roberts was going to go assho and just ruled the same to take the heat off him since it was a throwaway vote.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Finding a Sexy Hippie Babe Mugged by Reality in CHOAD at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (+dsLj)

27 NOOD John Roberts

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (hYcqw)

28 oh NO we just time warped again!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

29 Is the poll troll about? Perhaps he could address this one.

@SecretsBedard

New: 20% of Democrats 'think Biden has dementia,' 38% among all voters, and 61% want him to address it, says
@Rasmussen_Poll
https://washex.am/2CMyQJX

Tell me again how he's leading Trump by double digits.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (ZLI7S)

30 Caught up in the Spam filter again?

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (fIHuU)

31 Need a good Cowboy Name.

Posted by: Roy O'Bannon at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NgKpN)

Slim?...Kid?...Dead Eye?

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:01 AM (X/Pw5)

32 Nothing to say to her beyond, "Shut up, pussy."

*******

Followed up with, but first, you will blow me?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Finding a Sexy Hippie Babe Mugged by Reality in CHOAD at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (+dsLj)

33 Are we losing comments again?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (rvtDF)

34 Have I been banned?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (Zmnko)

35 Nood, John Roberts swallows boy semen

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (l4C/z)

36 Her name, for the record, is Tahlea Aualiitia.

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She's in Australia? Send her on a walkabout in the outback without water or sunscreen. She'll find out what real struggle is.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (rpbg1)

37 Unlike the ending to "Stroszek," where the Bruno ascends the hillside in the ski-lift with a frozen turkey and a shotgun to suicide himself while the coin-op dancing chicken, rabbit, and duck play their cute farewell song to him.

Zod does Kraut darkness.
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (qXNVo)

They are the same. Werner Herzog is very Buckaroo. This is the funniest bit ever performed.

https://youtu.be/ze9-ARjL-ZA

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (yOYYy)

38 I see time stamp pixy struck again.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (WEBkv)

39 Is anyone else hoping that Valarie Jarret gets caught up in major crimes and perp walked in October? It can't just be me, can it?

Posted by: Inogame at June 29, 2020 11:54 AM (+2xjH)


No, the Ferret is the puppet master behind everything Gaylord does. Early on she recognized a psychological basket case of a needy biracial bastard who was abandoned by both dogshit parents and started molding him by serving as a surrogate mommy. Her moving in with the family in the Kalorama Kompound is one of the sickest things I've ever heard of.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (y7DUB)

40 Roberts is a given. He's a leftist judge.

How did the more recent folks vote?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (hYcqw)

5-4, Roberts sided with the Libs.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (NgKpN)

41 New Rasmussen poll out today.

20% of Democrats think Slow Joe has dementia

38% of all voters agree

61% want him to address it


Is the poll troll around to help me understand how this means Biden is beating Trump by double digits?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2020 11:02 AM (ZLI7S)

42 Need a good Cowboy Name.

Posted by: Roy O'Bannon at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NgKpN)

Slim?..Kid?...Dead Eye?

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:03 AM (X/Pw5)

43 She should just change her name to Anne, Anne Uumellmehaye.

Posted by: Advo at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (SEqlD)

44 New comments are getting distributed way up high in the thread instead of at the end.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (rpbg1)

45 Unlike the ending to "Stroszek," where the Bruno ascends the hillside in the ski-lift with a frozen turkey and a shotgun to suicide himself while the coin-op dancing chicken, rabbit, and duck play their cute farewell song to him.

Zod does Kraut darkness.
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (qXNVo)

Zod comedic genius as always everywhere the same

https://youtu.be/ze9-ARjL-ZA

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (zFO5l)

46 Did I mention today that I hate Chief Justice Roberts?

Sorry, my bad.

I hate Chief Justice Roberts.

Posted by: clutch cargo at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (8B6Ng)

47 Weird stuff happening in the comments.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (O+I8R)

48 test

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:04 AM (X/Pw5)

49 My Biology prof comes to mind. describing the Fibier and Tibier.-- i prounounced as a long e.--------- lol

Posted by: rld77 with coffee at June 29, 2020 11:05 AM (sv+D8)

50 wait til you hear the old-school southernors who pronounce "Jordan" as "jer-den".
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It's a real problem in the South. Some Jordan's pronounce it as you'd expect, others pronounce it "Jerden." Basically you have to know something about the family to know which pronunciation to use.

The most well-known "Jerden" I can think of offhand is former Auburn coach Shug Jordan.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 29, 2020 11:05 AM (sWM8x)

51 When is it time to say:

"Who gives a damn, sit down, shut up and do your job or quit."
I'm seriously tired of butt hurt naifs that get bent out of shape over a mispronunciation or spelling of their name. I have a diploma and my last name got massacred but I got it corrected and had huge fun with it in the process.
She has a high Karen potential.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at June 29, 2020 11:05 AM (qZdIZ)

52 There was a student two years ahead of me in High School with a last name that was nearly the same as mine. For most of my time in high school, teachers would call his name when they saw my name.

My response was to NOT reply to his name until the teacher repeated it once or twice then ask if they actually meant my name. Only one of the teachers realized I was doing it deliberately.

Posted by: JB1000 at June 29, 2020 11:06 AM (Kf5r9)

53 Law and Order: SUV

https://tinyurl.com/y8fmemno
Posted by: fly at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (2M/TV)

Pity they didn't have the hubcap swords fitted...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2020 11:06 AM (cYOvz)

54 Bete,

Yeah. I agree.

I like both "HH" and "BB".

But, by the end, I'm kinda feeling, "Welp. That's enough of that."

Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2020 11:06 AM (7hCBA)

55 NOOD

Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2020 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

56 Uh, oh....Thread acting up again?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 29, 2020 11:07 AM (dfRN6)

57 meep meep motherfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:13 AM (W2Pud)

58 and good morning, OM

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:13 AM (W2Pud)

59 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 29, 2020 11:13 AM (arJlL)

60 No idea at all who they are! She's dynamite and he needs a shave.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:13 AM (rpbg1)

61 Talufa!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:14 AM (axyOa)

62 Taylor Kisch and Lynn Collins - John Carter

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:14 AM (bDqIh)

63 ValJar's misery brings me pleasure.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at June 29, 2020 11:14 AM (svbBD)

64 "Oregon" has two spellings?

Posted by: dingbat at June 29, 2020 11:15 AM (PMMrm)

65 I wish I was around her, I would call her Tammy I'll-cut-chya every chance I got.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:15 AM (Kpl3J)

66 At last!!!!! I have an unusually spelled Skandi name, and it's been mispronounced and misspelled my entire life. Where do I go for that sweeeeeeet reparations money?

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:15 AM (v16oJ)

67 Looks like the male who dis cut himself shaving.....

Posted by: JT at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (arJlL)

68 mmmm pork butt

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (W2Pud)

69 I also have a last name people habitually misspell.

If someone needs my last name, I spell it out, and people usually still get it wrong the first time.

I am terribly, terribly, oppressed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (I2/tG)

70 Can an unwoman get pregnant?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (aKsyK)

71 Here's the thing: People have been misspelling my surname all my life. It's not an uncommon name, but it has two spellings, one that is seen a lot and one that is not so common.

Ditto, except mine has three spellings. It gets done wrong all the time. I sometimes mention it. Sometimes when I mention it, the person changes it and sometimes not.

This bint needs to shut the hell up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (hYcqw)

72 My last name gets misspelled all the time, too. Think "Riemann" vs. "Rieman". (Not my actual last name).

Does it bother me? Not really, and I always make sure to point out I have 2 N's, not just 1, and even then, people still screw it up, which actually does make me roll my eyes a little, but it's still understandable. Never considered that I was being "othered" and "marginalized" as a result, but hey, I learned something today!

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (mLg6R)

73 OH fuck her...and fuck her because, sure...getting my Japanese teammates to pronounce my name right is a constant thing. It's a 'thing' because it's not even a problem.

I won't even get into previous co-workers and managers calling me 'Mike' instead of 'Mark'.

Deal.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:16 AM (l4C/z)

74 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (2JVJo)

75 There's a typo in the second paragraph.

REEEEEEetc.

Posted by: mindful webworker
haz not happies
at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (ApT0U)

76 "Oregon" has two spellings?
Posted by: dingbat at June 29, 2020 11:15 AM (PMMrm)


The minority spelling is Oregano.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (AiZBA)

77 I once had to sit through Diversity Training.
The most emotional point was when an India Indian employee complained that after 18 months, his boss still couldn't pronounce his name.
I have noticed that most Indian names are easier to pronounce that the letters would let on.

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (3aI0K)

78 @ACLU
When we say abortion access for all, we mean EVERYONE who can get pregnant, not just women.


So now we know that the ACLU is voting for Julian Castro. He won't be on the ballot, but he has their votes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (hYcqw)

79
mmmm pork butt
Posted by: nurse ratched


Wood Eye!

Posted by: Hare lip at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

80 If "Tahlea Aualiitia" has such a hard time with people mispronouncing her name, she could, I dunno, go back to Samoa. Or she could do what a lot of performers once did, change her name to suit the majority.

But oh, no, she has to cry racism. Bah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (rpbg1)

81 no one ever spelled my maiden name correctly. even when I gave it to them, letter by letter. they always added an "e" at the end. every damn time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (W2Pud)

82 Apologies for reposting this but it really is that good.

290 I found this short piece on COVID fascinating. By a German immunologist. Discusses T cells and what immunity means and lays out really well why asymptomatic is not a real thing.

Important now that there are two studies showing +80% "immunity" via T-cells.

First is direct link to translation. Second is the twitter link.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9wzvx6x

https://mobile.twitter.com/FatEmperor/ status/1277596620289384448

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (yOYYy)

83 >>It's hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it. For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck.

It's hard for Zod to care how you feel about racism. For him, it feels like walking around with a big ice cream cone that doesn't drip.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (qXNVo)

84 Watched a doc. on Roy Cohn last night...produced by the Rosenberg spawn, I think....even tried to throw shade on Trump...geez, Cohn died in '86.

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (X/Pw5)

85 That girl (yes, girl - she is not an adult) whining about her name being misspelled is hilarious.

I have a one syllable last name. It is mispronounced about 90% of the time by people who don't know me. Do I care? No. Life's short.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (bDqIh)

86 10
At last!!!!! I have an unusually spelled Skandi name, and it's been
mispronounced and misspelled my entire life. Where do I go for that
sweeeeeeet reparations money?



The struggle is real, yo!

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (v16oJ)

87 John Carter made me sad... it should have been a great movie, and instead, it just kinda sucked, and I'm not even sure why.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)

88 Taleah Imatwattia needs a Midol.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (NWiLs)

89 Bea Arthur and Vic Tayback.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (Ve//x)

90 Always get an "r" in my last name - because that makes it sound like a much more common name.

Who gives a shit ? Not me. Its just a silly honest mistake that doesn't matter.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (2E/Tt)

91 Hey, as long as it's spelled right on the checks .. does it really matter ?

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (3aI0K)

92 Must be a John Carter connection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

93 If "Tahlea Aualiitia" has such a hard time with people mispronouncing her name, she could, I dunno, go back to Samoa. Or she could do what a lot of performers once did, change her name to suit the majority.

But oh, no, she has to cry racism. Bah.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (rpbg1)
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Yeah. She'd have a stroke if she learned my Russian grandpa did. When he moved to this country after war, he didn't adapt his Russkie-ass name to Americanize it. He ditched it completely and picked a completely milquetoast Anglo name with no relation whatsoever to his name before that time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (hYcqw)

94 guy looks like Paul Walker.
chick looks like Kate Beckinsdale in some pics, not in others. Dunno, she THOT, tho

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (l4C/z)

95 All my life.

Get over yourself....

Posted by: Tami, Tammy, Tamie, Tammie, Tamera, Tamra, etc at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (cF8AT)

96 Good morning all!!

I am fed up with SCOTUS. The blood of millions of American children is on their hands. God will not be mocked.

Posted by: jmel at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (bVhJi)

97 I don't believe people feel emotional trauma over everything they call offensive. I think it's a way to get attention.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (Uu+Jp)

98 My first and last names have spellings that dont phonetically make sense. Ive has my names butchered since as long as I can remember. Who knew I was being oppressed all this time?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (m1H25)

99 The girl is pretty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (hYcqw)

100 >>25
no one ever spelled my maiden name correctly. even when I gave it to
them, letter by letter. they always added an "e" at the end. every
damn time. Posted by: nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (W2Pud)


An unnecessary "c" is added to my Germanic surname. Every time. If I had a pfennig for every time I said "You didn't spell it with a 'c,' did you? It has no 'c' in it..."

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (qXNVo)

101 No. It doesn't matter if someone misspells your fucked up name. Sorry. Grow a spine.


I can tot spell missle. Or missel. Is it misile? Missisle? Fuck.


Some words are hard to spell. Some names are ridiculous and should be shortened to a nickname to make it easier to address you.

You can go through life swimming against the current or you can quit being a whiny bitch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (n4scg)

102 Tali is the product of permissive parents who wanted to be her friend and a society who has coddled her and told her she is so special all her life.


Posted by: Jen the original at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (0bosY)

103 Princess of Mars and some fag.

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (gmo/4)

104 Meg Tilly and some guy

Posted by: The Flock Of Karens at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (NVYyb)

105 Dude looks like Paul Walker and I'll guess Gena Carano.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (axyOa)

106 I don't know who dis lady is, but I would contribute to a go fund me for a boob job if she sent me a bikini pic after it was done

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (eKTVr)

107 you can guess my last name

so 1 time i tell a person it is spelled like benngians but with and h

so i get mail that spells my name hbennigan

ha

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (JFO2v)

108 6 Taylor Kisch and Lynn Collins - John Carter
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:14 AM (bDqIh)


You are correct, ma'am!

And the trifecta!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (m8d3m)

109 31 John Carter made me sad... it should have been a great movie, and instead, it just kinda sucked, and I'm not even sure why.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)

Watch the first half hour again. It'll come to you.

What a mess. All that money and they screwed up the story and critical opening to their movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (l4C/z)

110 I liked the movie. I don't know why it go so many negative reviews. It's not like it was "Battlefield Earth..."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (PiwSw)

111 So now we have to be able to pronounce every name in the phone book or we are racist? Im sure that rule only applies to one segment of the population.

figures... too much time on their hands.

Posted by: Pliney at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (nzKWW)

112 I too have an easily misspelled Scandi name. Where do I go to get my reparations?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (NVYyb)

113 Dedo on father's side had his name changed at Ellis Island.

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (gmo/4)

114 I used to go by the name "Aaron Aardvark" as a protest of alphabetic discrimination

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (3aI0K)

115 That dude is the dude who played the ghey dude in the second season of True Detective. Which sucked.

Also, John Carter. Which sucked

I'm sensing a pattern.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (n4scg)

116 Hey, as long as it's spelled right on the checks .. does it really matter ?

Hell - they even cash misspelled. Geez - its not like they took my last beer or something.

Most people don't have enough problems - and most people need problems to give their life meaning. So - they make up stupid shit like this.

Most people - get this - have a need to struggle.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (2E/Tt)

117 Battlefield Earth is the one movie on iTunes where Apple pays you to download it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (Ve//x)

118 >> John Carter made me sad... it should have been a great movie, and instead, it just kinda sucked, and I'm not even sure why.


Right? The book is so dang fun.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

119 The news report misspelled her name. Heh.

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (Izzlo)

120 Who Dis gal looks like seven different people in those pics.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (dfRN6)

121 Man, those Samoans are a surly bunch.

Posted by: zombie Margaret Mead at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (BCkIq)

122 My mother's maiden name was Swedish, and easy enough to pronounce except that invariably people wanted to insert an R after the E. She continually got mail spelled that way. She never gave up and continued using the real spelling as her professional name -- and never once muttered about racism.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)

123 Who Her is the Duchess of Cambridge and Who He is the Terminator

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (iTXRQ)

124
True story:
A guy in a Starbucks tells the barista his name as it's to be written on his coffee cup.

"It's 'Mark,' but with a 'c.'"

His cup:

"Cark."

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (qXNVo)

125 OK ok, the first half hour did drag...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (PiwSw)

126 People spell Michael as Micheal all the time. You don't see Michael's burning down civilization over it.

Posted by: King of Swamp Castle at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (5v5Zx)

127 Guy walks down the street and sees a sign that says "Herman Schneider Chinese Laundry"
He walks in to inquire about the name.
The Chinese proprietor says "when I came to this country, the man in front of me gave his name to the clerk as Herman Schneider, I was next, he asked me what my name was, I replied...Sam Ting....

Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (vd8XM)

128 Wood Eye!
Posted by: Hare lip at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

Hair lip?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (NWiLs)

129
Here's my favorite one.

I used to work for a printing company we'll call "FastDocs." FastDocs put me in to manage a captive shop for a large firm, and the email for it was just "fastdocs@largefirm.com."

The guy who had been in my position before me was called Tom. In two years of working there, perhaps 50% of the people managed to learn my real name. I just eventually stopped bothering with it, and just became Tom.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (oJN+m)

130 One of my best friends growing up was Czech. The first 5 letters of his last name were DRNJV, that dismayed every teacher who ever tried to call his his name for the first few times. His family should have asked Vanna to buy a vowel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (Kpl3J)

131 The actor and actress were in the movie John Carter together. Which was a highly under rated movie and a great lot of fun. Nearly worth it just for the line she gives about her wedding dress being a bit "tawdry."

And also, he's hawt. Thank you.

I'd have to look up their names.

Posted by: Synova at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (BD/yx)

132 It's hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.
Okay, Taloofah or whatever.


Please help me understand racism. You can start by telling me what "race" you belong to.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (+MpRO)

133 My friend Steve got tired of people misspelling his name, so he says his name is S T E V P H E N.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (Ve//x)

134 The gal who's whining about her name being misspelled: My surname is commonly known but the spelling of it is uncommon.

And we won't discuss how many people have trouble even saying the name correctly, though it's a rather short name.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:22 AM (WEBkv)

135 I signed up for a course at my company twice, but was cut out because they took the first N based on the order of the alphabet. Never did get that course.
Where do I go to get my reparations.

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (3aI0K)

136 The great majority of Indian people use English nicknames.
For instance Rohinder might go by Roy.
It doesn't seem to be a problem for them.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (Uu+Jp)

137 I think I'm going to take a nap before work.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (2JVJo)

138 People have to try to misspell my name. It's that generic.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (SchxB)

139 Most people don't have enough problems - and most people need problems to give their life meaning. So - they make up stupid shit like this.

Most people - get this - have a need to struggle.
Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (2E/Tt)

Those of us who spent either childhood or early adulthood struggling just want a nice beach with a bunch of umbrella drinks and hot chicks.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (J+mig)

140
"Battlefield Earth" isn't as bad as "Covid Summer," wherein Mark Hamill and Annie Potts try to find Mark's stolen Covid.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (qXNVo)

141 Pappy's Pronunsciations

A Samoan named Talia Alicia
Spelled her name Tahlea Aualiitia,
But as the man said,
What you say in your head,
Could be ¡Jeb! of the RINO MILITIA

...

whut?

Posted by: mindful webworker
haz not happies
at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (ApT0U)

142 My employer spelled my name wrong twice - this is why it matters

Preach it, Sister!

Posted by: Polish People! at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (I2/tG)

143 Samoans were cannibals

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (gmo/4)

144 It's hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.

For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck.

-

Out of curiosity, does she expect black people to be able to read and pronounce her name correctly?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Masks work! Also, black people? You are not required to wear them. at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (YhHO7)

145 no one ever spelled my maiden name correctly. even when I gave it to them, letter by letter. they always added an "e" at the end. every damn time.

Posted by: nurse ratched


If I had a dollar for every time someone misspelled my last name, I could have retired 40 years ago.
It's only 5 letters people.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (rvtDF)

146 40 Good morning all!!

I am fed up with SCOTUS. The blood of millions of American children is on their hands. God will not be mocked.
Posted by: jmel at June 29, 2020 11:19 AM (bVhJi)

The plague of Kung flu and the emotionally frail who can't tolerate anything is a modern version of the plagues, given to us for our world largely turning its back on Him.

Change my mind.

Posted by: Bete at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (Ojki1)

147 65 Man, those Samoans are a surly bunch.
Posted by: zombie Margaret Mead at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (BCkIq)

I prefer Thin Mints

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (Izzlo)

148 "It's 'Mark,' but with a 'c.'"

His cup:

"Cark."
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (qXNVo)
---------------

Unintentionally hilarious.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (WEBkv)

149 People misspell my name all of the time. I never considered it a personal attack. Maybe I should; what will it get me, in dollar terms?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (kA3Cp)

150 Denny's restaurant is all in on the stop the hate social media boycott.


Never eat there again.

Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (KgzRF)

151 61 Battlefield Earth is the one movie on iTunes where Apple pays you to download it.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (Ve//x)

The only movie that was bold enough to rip off "Yor, Hunter from the Future."

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

152 If I had a dollar for every time someone misspelled my last name, I could have retired 40 years ago.
It's only 5 letters people.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (rvtDF)
++++++++++++
Spoiler Alert: They're all vowels!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

153 I have a German last name. Damn Deplorables always want to pronounce the "ie" as an "i"

Bastards...

Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (vd8XM)

154 I grew up out West and people pronounced Diaz and Lopes in two ways.

Die-az and Lohps were families who'd been here forever

Dee-az and Loh-pez were newer arrivals.

Most of the time. Heh

My buddy was always "IT'S DIE-az dammit i'm no wetback!" Hahhahaha

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (yOYYy)

155 Well, when {Name Misspelled Here} goes looking for her next job and future employer does a name search and sees her bitching about such ridiculous garbage, they'll be sure to avoid making the same mistake her current employer made.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (oVJmc)

156 Name girl...what a Karen.

My Chinese students each take an American name, John, Beth, Cindy, etc. so the profs don't have to obliterate their names every class. I try with the Chinese but no joy.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)

157 Straight up Dutch last name, but a slight mishearing and I'm Mexican

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (/6GbT)

158 82 People have to try to misspell my name. It's that generic.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (SchxB)

Mine is super generic but people still always want to add a letter.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (J+mig)

159 My name is like Stevens, but with a "ph".

Posted by: Humperdinck Phtevens at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (74j79)

160 My last name is Gray, 50% of the time people spell it Grey. I can't tell you how many teachers said my name ____ Gary on the first day of school every year.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (eKTVr)

161 Well, when {Name Misspelled Here} goes looking for her next job and future employer does a name search and sees her bitching about such ridiculous garbage, they'll be sure to avoid making the same mistake her current employer made.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (oVJmc)
++++++++++++
Nope. It'll be in journalism, and she'll come in as "Senior Staff Journalist" or somesuch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (hYcqw)

162 You can spell my name any way you want but it's still pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove"

Posted by: Throatwobbler Mangrove at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (XfhKA)

163 31 John Carter made me sad... it should have been a great movie, and instead, it just kinda sucked, and I'm not even sure why.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)


Some movies are like that. They have all the elements necessary to make a good movie and they... just... sort of... fizzle.

I think Buckaroo Bonzai is the same way. Could have been a good movie, but it just... fell flat. Can't really explain why.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (m8d3m)

164 I thought Angry Samoans was a punk band, not a way of life.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (SchxB)

165 I worked with a Sri Lankan. We routinely butchered his name. Same group had a guy with a guru that had taken on a weird name. I can't recall anyone pitching a hissy fit. Maybe she should drop that extra i in her name.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (JKNZq)

166 My surname also has variations, and they always pick the wrong one. I sometimes have to spell it over and over again.

I knew a guy named Scot Smyth. So it could be worse.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (xPJvm)

167 Frida Kahlo on the wall behind her. That's a tell.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (WpoJb)

168 Sigh. Some better editing, slight rewrites, and proper PR and John Carter would have made bank. I remain fond of the movie, but what could have been...

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (OUMaO)

169 You know what pisses me off? When the last President couldn't pronounce my name.

--Pakistan.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Ve//x)

170 My last name is Gray, 50% of the time people spell it Grey. I can't tell you how many teachers said my name ____ Gary on the first day of school every year.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (eKTVr)
+++++++++++
:: nods ::

Like the kid in my high school who, for some reason, always had the misfortune to have others spell his name as "Brain"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)

171 Who Dis gal looks like seven different people in those pics.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama B

I agree.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Ed8Zd)

172 Suddenly, I understand the poignancy of the opening to 'Bawitdaba'. Poor man. My name is Kid, in deed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (l4C/z)

173 You think you have name problems?

Posted by: Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma [aka Dickie] at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (5v5Zx)

174 I have yet to see John Carter. Sounds like something for movie night tonight.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Ve//x)

175
Those of us who spent either childhood or early adulthood struggling just want a nice beach with a bunch of umbrella drinks and hot chicks.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (J+mig)
-----------

At my age, and marital status, hot chicks are optional.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (WEBkv)

176 Mom's maiden name is Czech. Never pronounced correctly the first time. Were do I go for my money?

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (gmo/4)

177 Oh boy, did you hit on one of my bugaboos.

My surname is consistently mispronounced. Yes, it's long, but when broken into syllables, it's simple.

What really gripes me is when people insert an "N" into it. It has no "N." When they're reading my terrible handwriting, OK -- but when they're reading it on a credit card??!! No excuses!

But I'm not going to start a war over it.

Only here can I use this joke:

Mine is longer than that of most guys. And you should see people's faces when they see it for the first time. Then I tell them, "It's pronounced --"

(Ah, ah! Maybe someday.)

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Apbdw)

178 Tahlea Aualiitia

Also, I hate to rag on her appearance...


********

Well, heck! She keeps crossing her i's.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Fc5rx)

179
It's written Raymond Luxury Yacht but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (Un9AW)

180 >>If "Tahlea Aualiitia" has such a hard time with people mispronouncing her name, she could, I dunno, go back to Samoa. Or she could do what a lot of performers once did, change her name to suit the majority.



If you have a difficult name to pronounce and/or spell, you quickly learn to adapt, such as when giving your name for pick-up at pharmacy or whatever " It's [name], spelled/pronounced - - - - ." You don't wait for them to mess up and then whiiiiine about it. This is not rocket science, this is how adults deal with life's teeny, tiny, silly challenges.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (bDqIh)

181 97
I have a German last name. Damn Deplorables always want to pronounce the "ie" as an "i"



Bastards...

Posted by: Bruce


Preach it, brother.

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein (I mean, it's right there in the first syllable) at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (v16oJ)

182 65 Man, those Samoans are a surly bunch.
Posted by: zombie Margaret Mead at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (BCkIq)

======

Bloom County reference FTW!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (dfRN6)

183 Tahlea Aualiitia

- -

Gesundheit.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (Ve//x)

184 People who I deal with who just see my name on correspondence think I'm a black guy. No my name is not Tyrone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (Q4pU/)

185 I have a Germanic last name, that got bastardized on the way over here, no one has ever pronounced it correctly. People often want to add "l" to it. In college, I went by a stage name.

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (Izzlo)

186 People add random n's into my last name.

I need counseling.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (LvTSG)

187 I think Buckaroo Bonzai is the same way. Could have been a good movie, but it just... fell flat. Can't really explain why.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (m8d3m)

Watched it over 30 times and think about it at least once a week.

It's perfect.

Not lying. It's a masterpiece.

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (yOYYy)

188 Oh, if her employer is a news organization and gets her name wrong -- well.

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (Apbdw)

189 I work with a tremendous number of Indians. Indian names, when transliterated, are done phonetically. So pronunciation isn't too hard, but some of the names are *extremely* long. Most people who have 5+ syllables in their names usually use an abbreviated form. Not just for we Americans, either - it includes their group as well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (hYcqw)

190 My name is easy to pronounce you Federation shit heads.

It is: Za''rc*&k tan^zok' lK.

Posted by: A Typical Klingon at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (axyOa)

191 I think Buckaroo Bonzai is the same way. Could have been a good movie, but it just... fell flat. Can't really explain why.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (m8d3m)

I finally came to a conclusion as to what went wrong there - the plot was great, the characters were great, all except for the Lead, and he might as well have been a cardboard cutout sleepwalking through the movie.

Imagine it with Jeff Goldblum in the lead, instead. The part needed someone charismatic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (Kpl3J)

192 Don't know who the dude is but the gal was in John Carter flick from a few years ago. Lynn Collins.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (prwV+)

193 Did Biden and Obama actually take a selfie.
I have DJT never does that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (Uu+Jp)

194 I would just start calling her 'The Rot'

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (Q4pU/)

195 The Chinese proprietor says "when I came to this country, the man in front of me gave his name to the clerk as Herman Schneider, I was next, he asked me what my name was, I replied...Sam Ting....
Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2020


*
*

The story goes that the local immigration authorities in French Lousy-ana did stuff like that all the time. A German with the name of "Zweig," sounded like "twig," so the clerk wrote down "La Branche."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (rpbg1)

196 Photos 1, 4, & 7. Vroom vroom.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (rvtDF)

197
Sounds like an infectious disease.

"Whew, that's the worst spell of Tahlea Aualiitia we've had in years!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (Fc5rx)

198 I knew a guy named Scot Smyth. So it could be worse.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at June 29, 2020 11:25 AM (xPJvm)

Did he, perchance, have a wooden leg?

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (5v5Zx)

199 My last name is five letters, one syllable. Easy, right? Wrong. Drop a letter. Move a letter. Change a letter. Two or three of those options. I've seen it all. I just spell it when giving it now. You get used to it. Unless you're a thin-skinned intersectionalist twatwaffle. Then you drag the world into your exaggerated misery.

I mean, come on, I'm a depressive and I'm not that obnoxious...usually...

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (OUMaO)

200 I have yet to see John Carter. Sounds like something for movie night tonight.

The highpoint in the movie is when the guy who played Julius Caesar in HBO's "Rome" is on-screen with the guy who played Marc Antony in the same series.

Yes, Disney managed to neuter John Carter.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (naEeR)

201 So, my son Tadhg experiences racism on a daily basis?

Posted by: Patrick at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (yxY+5)

202 Her name, for the record, is Tahlea Aualiitia

It's Stupid Cunt now.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (y7DUB)

203 Yep. Dittos on the misspelled name.

Bonus! Constant mispronunciations as well.

Infuckingcredible as my name is simple and reasonably common.

But, yeah, of course, it's racism for this stupid bint.

That's the trouble with working with racists of any color. It's always about race.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (7hCBA)

204 Starbucks barista told a customer to put on a mask. The customer said no. The barista started crying. Some Karen opened up a GoFundMe for her and so far she has $80k.

Sigh.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (m1H25)

205 My son's favorite color is ... DARK

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (3aI0K)

206 Buckaroo Banzai is flawless and needs nothing added or removed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (l4C/z)

207
I prefer Thin Mints
Posted by: Luke Skywalker


Fat shamer!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

208 that is the problem with all the "micro-aggressions" (aka real life, where people are not all alike in culture or social status). The left now has decided there are 500 official micro-aggression crimes ... tied to your patriotic Boy Scout upbringing, and your non-woke religious beliefs.


Hawaiian Shirt ... that may actually be a macro-aggression ... How. Dare You express that you hate blacks by wearing that shirt ... take it off and burn it, or I burn your house. And mayors and police chiefs in large cities have agreed ... better to satisfy the mob and get votes due to perceived Wokeness ... but they may be miscalculating.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (Cus5s)

209 My buddy was always "IT'S DIE-az dammit i'm no wetback!" Hahhahaha

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM


Where I live, there's a community named Martinez.

Pronouced "Mar-ten-EZZ" instead of "Mar-TEEN-ez".

Posted by: Bert G at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (3SIUH)

210 So we are sitting here screwing our culture into circles in order to placate the perpetually aggrieved .



Why don't we simply take a lesson from our betters, and go the route that has been accepted by the Left for years?

Them: This nation is racist, and needs to be destroyed!!!

Us: Mistakes were made. Training was held. Time to move on.

Them *Blink*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (3D/fK)

211 Nguyen was always a good one to stump people.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (Q4pU/)

212 I have a German last name. Damn Deplorables always want to pronounce the "ie" as an "i"



Bastards...

Posted by: Bruce

Preach it, brother.


Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein (I mean, it's right there in the first syllable)


Zwei Bier bitte!
err...
Zwei Beir bitte!

Crap.

Two beers please.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (axyOa)

213 Here's another article by this "journalist":

'Whiteness believes it can own anything': Tongans hit back at 'Lord of the Flies' shipwreck tale

The 50-year-old survival story of six young boys who spent at least 15 months on a remote Pacific island after a shipwreck enchanted millions of readers across the world. But its retelling has upset some members of the Pacific island community.

She's decided to become a Professional Tongan.

Why do I get the impression that she would be unbearable to work with?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (I2/tG)

214 I had some Vietnamese engineers working for me. They all used American first names in day to day life. In particular "John", his real first name was Phuk.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (AiZBA)

215 Denny's restaurant is all in on the stop the hate social media boycott.


Never eat there again.
Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (KgzRF)

Why were you eating there to begin with? Denny's is fucking awful.

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)

216 What's your name?

Junior.

Spell it.

Jr.

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (X/Pw5)

217 >>It is: Za''rc*k tan^zok' lK. Posted by: A Typical Klingon at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (axyOa)


Klingon would like to buy a diacritical mark, Pat.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (qXNVo)

218 Speaking of names why did BO always insist on calling it ISIL instead of ISIS?

Made me furious for some reason.

Never knew why he did it. But he had a reason.

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (yOYYy)

219 I went to college in Springfield MO oh so many years ago and was pretty safe. To see it at #5 in crime per capita now is pretty startling. It's got to be meth.

Posted by: Guzalot at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (Rz36l)

220 Mine is longer than that of most guys. And you should see people's faces when they see it for the first time. Then I tell them, "It's pronounced --"

(Ah, ah! Maybe someday.)
Posted by: Weak Geek at June 29, 2020 11:26 AM (Apbdw)
--------------

Heh.

Reminds me of a guy of Polish extraction, who's last name he insisted was pronounced "Smith" though it was about 15 characters long with two vowels.

Yeah, he gave up trying to tell people how to pronounce his last name.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (WEBkv)

221 Afterall, your name is merely a social construct

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (3aI0K)

222 I rented John Carter and didn't get around to watching it. The casting is just all wrong. There's good descriptions of what John Carter and Dejah Thoris should look like. I just loved the books too much to watch the movie.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (JKNZq)

223 People add random n's into my last name.

I need counseling.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

James Monroen ?

Posted by: JT at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (arJlL)

224 Or she could do what a lot of performers once did, change her name to suit the majority.

-
I understand "Karen" is available.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (+y/Ru)

225 I believe the dude is Taylor Kitsch from Battleship

Posted by: RWC - Team Bohica at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (xIe/o)

226 If you have a difficult name to pronounce and/or spell, you quickly learn to adapt, such as when giving your name for pick-up at pharmacy or whatever " It's [name], spelled/pronounced - - - - ." You don't wait for them to mess up and then whiiiiine about it. This is not rocket science, this is how adults deal with life's teeny, tiny, silly challenges.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (bDqIh)
++++++++++++
My dad has a common and easy Anglo name. I heard him do exactly this on nearly every phone call my entire life. I do it by default now, even though I also have a common name. It removes ambiguity. I do it with my name, other people's names, street names, whatever. If there is any possibility of telephone ambiguity, I spell it out.

I also introduce myself and give my phone number at both the beginning *and* end of voice mail messages, unless it is someone with whom I interact routinely.

So much of this can be avoided with clear and upfront disambiguation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

227 I suppose SCOTUS will rule that Trump's private tax records aren't private because Trump.

Don't worry about Trump's taxes showing something criminal. I don't believe for a second that Obama didn't pass them around all over the Democrat party when he was President. So there must not be anything bad there or it would have leaked. The IRS obviously looked them over already too.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (xqRaG)

228 Nguyen was always a good one to stump people.

My HOA has about seventy houses. Seven of them are owned by someone named Nguyen.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (I2/tG)

229 The post about mispronouncing her name is definitely more important than the fact that Trump somehow missed being briefed on the fact that the Russians are paying bounties to Afghans for killing Americans

Posted by: Kurt at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (YLI2d)

230 I work with a tremendous number of Indians. Indian names, when transliterated, are done phonetically. So pronunciation isn't too hard, but some of the names are *extremely* long. Most people who have 5+ syllables in their names usually use an abbreviated form. Not just for we Americans, either - it includes their group as well.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Chief:
"Yes, it is true that I name the new babies of the tribe by the first thing I see after leaving the teepee. Why do you ask Two Dogs Fucking?"

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (rvtDF)

231 Those of us who spent either childhood or early adulthood struggling just want a nice beach with a bunch of umbrella drinks and hot chicks.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:23 AM (J+mig)


Yep. Its probably for our own good to be young, out of the house, and broke for a bit. Just to appreciate not being broke.

Western Civs gonna' fall because we're too damned affluent. We reached a level of comfort we can't emotionally handle.

Hot damn - we really are in Zardoz.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (2E/Tt)

232 Home sales up 44% in May vs April. And that was with most of the country still in partial lockdown. June numbers are going to be blowout levels.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (m1H25)

233 158 I had some Vietnamese engineers working for me. They all used American first names in day to day life. In particular "John", his real first name was Phuk.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (AiZBA)

comma Ho Lee?

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (Izzlo)

234 Mrs. Tali is in Australia. If she wants to avoid confusion she should change her name to Bruce.

Posted by: StuckInCalifornia at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (a74KK)

235 150 Buckaroo Banzai is flawless and needs nothing added or removed.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (l4C/z)


This is correct.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (PiwSw)

236 @AGHamilton29

A Twitter act in 3 stages.

If you try to feed someone else to the alligator, don't be surprised when it comes back to bite you.

(Follow the pics...)

https://tinyurl.com/y7ou6awj

Posted by: Tami, Tammy, Tamie, Tammie, Tamera, Tamra, etc at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (cF8AT)

237 It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (kA3Cp)

238 Post colonial theory dictates that the intersection of "names" and "gender" has no cross walk

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (3aI0K)

239 150 Buckaroo Banzai is flawless and needs nothing added or removed.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:29 AM (l4C/z)

Look I suspect treachery but I'm going to hug you anyway.

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (yOYYy)

240 Mine is longer than that of most guys. And you should see people's faces
when they see it for the first time. Then I tell them, "It's pronounced
--"




Well hello sailor!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (5v5Zx)

241 Denny's is the only place I have ever been that can consistently ruin eggs. Eggs!?

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (WpoJb)

242 I liked John Carter. Wasn't great but it was ok. The book was a fantastic fun read. Lynn Collins is a sultry minx.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (prwV+)

243 My first name is a strong Scottish single syllable word. Some how they always write Wood. It doesn't even start with W and there is only one O in my name. Should do like my buddy does, his alias for food carry out is Buck.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (k/TB6)

244 Speaking of names why did BO always insist on calling it ISIL instead of ISIS?

Made me furious for some reason.

Never knew why he did it. But he had a reason.
Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (yOYYy)


ISIL stood for Islamic State in Levant which includes Israel. Plus it sounded more homo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

245 You know who has a stupid name? Brett Favre. I don't know if he's Samoan or not.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (+y/Ru)

246 >>Mine is longer than that of most guys. And you should see people's faces
when they see it for the first time.


Same problem here, but with girth.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (WpoJb)

247 It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (kA3Cp)

It's pronounced Shy-Thead

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (BAsqb)

248 You know what's coming:




ICDM 10 Code H87.X.
Tahlea Aualiitia pigmentosa, self-inflicted, initial encounter

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (Fc5rx)

249 The people from my Germanic background routinely anglicized their names. For instance, Toews, pronounced in the German way, is something like taves. They would either go with Toes or change the spelling to Taves.
I knew a guy named Harry Toews who changed his last name to Taylor.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (Uu+Jp)

250 Mine is longer than that of most guys. And you should see people's faces when they see it for the first time.

Posted by: Weak Geek

--

You should try pron.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (kA3Cp)

251 185
Denny's is the only place I have ever been that can consistently ruin eggs. Eggs!?

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (WpoJb)


Dark secret, IHOP extends their 3 egg omelets with pancake batter.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (k/TB6)

252 (Okay, I made that one up)

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (Fc5rx)

253 159 Denny's restaurant is all in on the stop the hate social media boycott.


Never eat there again.
Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (KgzRF)

Why were you eating there to begin with? Denny's is fucking awful.
Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)

If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (l4C/z)

254 Stop calling me "Miller"!

Posted by: Robert Mueller at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (K4I9O)

255 I went from a difficult to pronounce name to a difficult to spell name, plus my first is difficult on both counts. I have never assumed there was an antisemitic reason for this. People make their best guesses...I have learned to answer to anything close
Not everyone can be named Karen.

Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (ONvIw)

256 >>You don't wait for them to mess up and then whiiiiine about it. This is
not rocket science, this is how adults deal with life's teeny, tiny,
silly challenges.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (bDqIh)


This is partially correct.

You say your name, you wait for them to misspell it, you stare wordlessly at them for a beat, then you plunge your thumbs into their eyesockets and crack their skull open. And then you depart.


This is not rocket science. This is how adults deal with life's teeny, tiny, silly challenges.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (qXNVo)

257 I missed the Hawkman goin South thread.


Bad start to the Monday.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (Qf83p)

258 Posted by: Kurt at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (YLI2d)

Not true but what is true is that Obama gave Iran billions in cash they use to pay terrorists to kill Americans. You ignorant dick gulper.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Q4pU/)

259 If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (l4C/z)

*Ahem*

Posted by: Waffle House at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (K4I9O)

260 Speaking of names why did BO always insist on calling it ISIL instead of ISIS?

Because ISIS implied that ISIS controlled a big chunk of Syria (which it did), and Barry didn't want to do anything about that.

He was perfectly cool with Yazdi girls being sold in slave markets.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (I2/tG)

261 130 People add random n's into my last name.

I need counseling.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (LvTSG)

This is true. Something has to explain the love of Prometheus.


Posted by: Bete at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Ojki1)

262 May RBG outlive Roberts. He's a detestable piece of shit. Obviously he's afraid of Democrats and against individual liberty.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (a1CRn)

263 I can't even spell my own name right.

Who tf cares.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Qf83p)

264 I like the people who go into a Mexican restaurant and affect the accent when they order.

Yes, I would like an ENCHEELAHDAH with hot SAHLSAH, he will have a TAHCOH platter and please bring us some more DOHS EKEESE.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Ve//x)

265 You ignorant dick gulper.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Q4pU/)
+++++++++++
That's a good one. I am going to file that away for future use.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)

266 Sooo....

Your real last name is Muse, but people call you Moose?

Is that it?

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (AHq56)

267 Law and Order: SUV

https://tinyurl.com/y8fmemno

Posted by: fly at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (2M/TV)

268 In the 80s, nobody could pronounce my first name. In the 90s, everyone pronounced it a specific wrong way because of a shitty TV actor. In the 2000s, it was suddenly kind of common.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (ZGrMX)

269 191 It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (kA3Cp)

It's pronounced Shy-Thead
Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (BAsqb)

You think you got problems?

Posted by: Miroslav Satan at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (Izzlo)

270 6 Taylor Kisch and Lynn Collins - John Carter
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:14 AM (bDqIh)

You are correct, ma'am!

And the trifecta!



Throws caution flag. Kitsch, not Kisch. Ironic, considering the topic of the rant...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (ZSK0i)

271 People who I deal with who just see my name on correspondence think I'm a black guy. No my name is not Tyrone.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:27 AM (Q4pU/)

Roman first name with common last name?

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (J+mig)

272 Ok that's it, everybody. Somebody mispelled Taloofiah's name so now everyone has to pay.

I have known toddlers who threw fewer tantrums.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (+MpRO)

273 213 191 It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (kA3Cp)

It's pronounced Shy-Thead
Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (BAsqb)

You think you got problems?
Posted by: Miroslav Satan at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (Izzlo)

That's DOCTOR Satan, please.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (l4C/z)

274 >>If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.


In Miles City, MT...at 4 am.

But, outside of that, there is ALWAYS a better option.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (fIHuU)

275 202: on pallets to avoid detection..
wonder where else he and Brennan were shipping our tax dollars.

Posted by: billy plays bagpipes at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (ONvIw)

276 I clicked but it did not make my butt bigger.

Posted by: Brie Larsen at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (AHq56)

277 Speaking of the Commonwealth, I just received my 4th of July tee shirts for Mrs D and M.
A shows a proud rendition of the British Flag and the words "Happy Treason Day Ungrateful Colonial Bastard!"
Pics to be sent to my colleagues in Canada and Oz.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:35 AM (axyOa)

278 Yes, I would like an ENCHEELAHDAH with hot SAHLSAH, he will have a TAHCOH platter and please bring us some more DOHS EKEESE.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Ve//x)
++++++++++++++
Guilty on the last one. What the else are you supposed to call Dos Equis? It's pronounced "Dose Eh-keys" ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (hYcqw)

279 Oh, whatever.

My first name is Brendan.

90% of the time people mispronounce it as "Brandon". Even immediately after hearing it pronounced correctly.

As for spelling, I've seen Brandon, Branden, Brandan, Brenden, and Brendon. Even in email responses where they can see it spelled correctly in both my signature line and my email address.

From time to time, I'll get a "Brian" or "Bradley" or something else that's two syllables and starts with a 'B'.

And as the final indignity, sometimes I get misgendered with "Brenda".

That's life. I barely even notice it anymore, just correct the mispronunciations and roll my eyes at the misspellings.

Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (z4SrG)

280 Denny's restaurant is all in on the stop the hate social media boycott.





Never eat there again.

Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (KgzRF)



Why were you eating there to begin with? Denny's is fucking awful.

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)



If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM

---

What about us?

Posted by: Waffle House at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (JUOKG)

281 210 Sooo....

Your real last name is Muse, but people call you Moose?

Is that it?

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (AHq56)

Muse out front should have told ya

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (l4C/z)

282 It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (kA3Cp)

It's pronounced Shy-Thead

Posted by: Vanya


Shi-THEA-dra.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (OUMaO)

283 I also have a last name people habitually misspell.

If someone needs my last name, I spell it out, and people usually still get it wrong the first time.

I am terribly, terribly, oppressed.

Posted by: The ARC
---------
Same here. I automatically spell my last name if I'm on the phone with someone who does not know me.

I am reminded of the Wodehouse character whose last name was 'Psmith'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (GBHAb)

284 When they ask for my name when getting take out or reservations I just say John or John Smith.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (Q4pU/)

285 I blame the school system. The whole "self-esteem" movement has created a generation of individuals who can't function. Both men and women are constantly aggrieved about everything, not matter how trivial.

/the old phrase used to be 'suck it up buttercup.'

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (ZCiJZ)

286 80 The great majority of Indian people use English nicknames.
For instance Rohinder might go by Roy.
It doesn't seem to be a problem for them.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy
____________

Quite a few Vietnamese men where I live go by American names that aren't even close.

Thanh calls himself Roger. Lap might be Bob. Hao might be Ken.

Posted by: Furious George at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (9vQJW)

287 If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (l4C/z)
-------------

Actually, it means my only option is cooking.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

288 People with easier to pronounce names promote truthiness of claims
When people make judgments about the truth of a claim, related but nonprobative information rapidly leads them to believe the claim-an effect called "truthiness". Would the pronounceability of others' names also influence the truthiness of claims attributed to them? We replicated previous work by asking subjects to evaluate people's names on a positive dimension, and extended that work by asking subjects to rate those names on negative dimensions. Then we addressed a novel theoretical issue by asking subjects to read that same list of names, and judge the truth of claims attributed to them. Across all experiments, easily pronounced names trumped difficult names. Moreover, the effect of pronounceability produced truthiness for claims attributed to those names. Our findings are a new instantiation of truthiness, and extend research on the truth effect as well as persuasion by showing that subjective, tangential properties such as ease of processing can matter when people evaluate information attributed to a source.

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (3aI0K)

289 Why were you eating there to begin with? Denny's is fucking awful.

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)



If you want bacon, eggs and pancakes and don't feel like cooking, Dennys is often your only choice.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM

---

What about us?
Posted by: Waffle House at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (JUOKG)

They have not spread to the PNW, sadly. I love me some Waffle House when I'm traveling.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (l4C/z)

290 On the "IE" and "EI" pronunciations, I usually just pronounce the second letter, so:

IE is pronounced like a long E

EI is pronounced like a long I

Works most of the time.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (sGotD)

291 209 You ignorant dick gulper.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Q4pU/)
+++++++++++
That's a good one. I am going to file that away for future use.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)


Can't go wrong with ball gargler either.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (n4scg)

292 >.Starbucks barista told a customer to put on a mask. The customer said no. The barista started crying. Some Karen opened up a GoFundMe for her and so far she has $80k.


I keep seeing stories like this -- about people being total a$$holes about not wearing a mask. I feel like this is to pressure the rest of us to stay in line on wearing masks. Is it just me?

Seems like it was just a month ago that it was the opposite: busybodies yelling or mobbing people who were unmasked.

I don't endorse yelling at unmasked people OR raging at shop employees about masks, especially if this has been mandated by local government. Just think our MSM and social media is doing some A/B testing on what is more effective in keeping people in line or something. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (bDqIh)

293 ++++++++++++
My dad has a common and easy Anglo name. I heard him do exactly this on nearly every phone call my entire life. I do it by default now, even though I also have a common name. It removes ambiguity. I do it with my name, other people's names, street names, whatever. If there is any possibility of telephone ambiguity, I spell it out.

I also introduce myself and give my phone number at both the beginning *and* end of voice mail messages, unless it is someone with whom I interact routinely.

So much of this can be avoided with clear and upfront disambiguation.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (hYcqw)

I do that also. When leave a message I say my name is Tim as in Timothy.
The name Tim seems oddly difficult to understand. I get Jim, Ken or Kim back.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (Uu+Jp)

294 This exactly happened to me at work.

Would there be a problem if there was a new guy on my crew and his name was Robert but I called him "Richard"?

Would that be HATE!!!?

Of course not.

HOWEVER... I have discovered (the hard way) that if his name is Roberto and I call him "Ricardo," then, yes, THAT is "totally racist!!!"

Stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: RKae at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (dBnY6)

295 Dark secret, IHOP extends their 3 egg omelets with pancake batter.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death



I extend mine with heavy whipping cream.
Make a wicked breakfast quesadilla.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (rvtDF)

296 Yes, I would like an ENCHEELAHDAH with hot SAHLSAH, he will have a TAHCOH platter and please bring us some more DOHS EKEESE.

I have been to POK-I-STAN several times.

Posted by: Bathhouse Barry! at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (I2/tG)

297 139 The Chinese proprietor says "when I came to this country, the man in front of me gave his name to the clerk as Herman Schneider, I was next, he asked me what my name was, I replied...Sam Ting....
Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2020

*
*

The story goes that the local immigration authorities in French Lousy-ana did stuff like that all the time. A German with the name of "Zweig," sounded like "twig," so the clerk wrote down "La Branche."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:28 AM (rpbg1)

Same stories about Scandinavians (and not even Sumi) coming through Ellis Island. The new immigrant would give their name, the clerk would look crosseyed and say, "Okay, Johnson it is."

There aren't a lot of hard Scandi names but there seem to be a few. I even know someone who's family changed it back a generation later.

Posted by: Synova at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (BD/yx)

298 People have been misspelling my surname all my life. It's not an
uncommon name, but it has two spellings, one that is seen a lot and one
that is not so common. Mine has the "minority" spelling, but most people
usually just assume the "majority" spelling.


i worked for a fellow who misspelled my first name for 18 years. i also have an artifact autographed by a celebrity that misspells it. the odd thing is that, as far as i know, i use the majority spelling; i rarely run into people that spell it the way these two did.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (sGtp+)

299 What about us?
Posted by: Waffle House at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (JUOKG)
------------

Hey, we do decent eggs, but our hash browns are to die for!

Posted by: Broken Yolk at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (WEBkv)

300 Pronunciation of irregular words is preserved in dementia, validating premorbid IQ estimation

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (3aI0K)

301 177 158 I had some Vietnamese engineers working for me. They all used American first names in day to day life. In particular "John", his real first name was Phuk.
Posted by: DR.WTF at June 29, 2020 11:30 AM (AiZBA)

comma Ho Lee?
Posted by: Luke Skywalker at June 29, 2020 11:31 AM (Izzlo)

you reminded me of the guy who was mad that an airline rejected his ID, his name was PHUK DAT BICH. He should meet up with Tami.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (Kpl3J)

302 Dark secret, IHOP extends their 3 egg omelets with pancake batter.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:33 AM (k/TB6)

It's not a secret. They've said as much in their commercials.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (gYdib)

303 That's life. I barely even notice it anymore, just correct the mispronunciations and roll my eyes at the misspellings.
Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (z4SrG)

"What's your name?"

"Ivan."

"How do you spell that?"

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (BAsqb)

304 I notice that OM spells it 'Tahlea Aualiitia '

But on her Twitter page it is spelled 'Tahlea Auakiitia'

Well played OM. Well played.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (Fc5rx)

305 My first name is Brendan.



90% of the time people mispronounce it as "Brandon". Even immediately after hearing it pronounced correctly.



As for spelling, I've seen Brandon, Branden, Brandan, Brenden, and
Brendon. Even in email responses where they can see it spelled
correctly in both my signature line and my email address.



From time to time, I'll get a "Brian" or "Bradley" or something else that's two syllables and starts with a 'B'.



And as the final indignity, sometimes I get misgendered with "Brenda".



That's life. I barely even notice it anymore, just correct the mispronunciations and roll my eyes at the misspellings.


Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM

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My first name is Mitchell, if I had a nickle for every time I got a phone call from someone looking for Michelle, I'd have a $hit load of nickles.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (JUOKG)

306 My first name is Brendan.

90% of the time people mispronounce it as "Brandon". Even immediately after hearing it pronounced correctly.

As for spelling, I've seen Brandon, Branden, Brandan, Brenden, and Brendon.

---------

Sounds like a college hockey team's starting lineup

Posted by: Miroslav Satan at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (Izzlo)

307 I have a Germanic last name, that got bastardized on
the way over here, no one has ever pronounced it correctly. People
often want to add "l" to it. In college, I went by a stage name.

Posted by: Luke Skywalker


Same here. 4-letter German last name. I usually joke, as I have to both pronounce AND spell it properly, multiple times usually, "Yeah...it's apparently the hardest 4-letter name in existence!"

Posted by: El Superbeasto (nee Oedipus) at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (HecvR)

308 Folks mostly misspelled my last name more than mispronounced it. It was anglicized from the original German and for some reason, people want to spell it like a major city in Virginia.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (ZSK0i)

309 Plus it sounded more homo.
Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2020 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

Yeah he maxed out the homo for 8 years.

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (yOYYy)

310 Not true but what is true is that Obama gave Iran billions in cash they use to pay terrorists to kill Americans. You ignorant dick gulper.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:34 AM (Q4pU/)

Wait, that's a bad thing?

Oh, no its the Russians, the Russians paying and Drump did nothing.

#Orangemanbad

Posted by: MSM at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (Ojki1)

311 There's a way to say Dos Equis without trying to sound like Cheech Marin when you say it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (Ve//x)

312 I've had my name mispelled on all manner of important documents and mispronounced countless times, yet I've never once felt the need to throw a 1300 hissy fit about it.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (tVQUs)

313 Neighbors' on the south side of our loop just sent video footage of a bear poking around on their back porch this morning at eight fifteen...exactly the time another neighbor and I were walking past the front of the house.


I think we'll curtail the walks until we can get some bear spray.

Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (XxJt1)

314 "Some Karen opened up a GoFundMe for her and so far she has $80k.
"

I'd guess maybe 70% of these Go Fund Me cries are elaborate charades, or will be soon as they catch on to the easy money frauds ... it's much more lucrative than a "Will work for Food" sign, (where the guy/gal will not work for food).

Posted by: illiniwek at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (Cus5s)

315 Now, Buckaroo Banzai?

Fine.

Did you know the script was originally supposed to be for the sequel to Big Trouble In Little China?

The movie suffers from what I like to call "too many wacky characteritis". Like the movie "1941". Everyone's trying to be kow-razee funny and there's nothing to hold it's center and keep it grounded.

As someone mentioned the lead was weak.

Imagine Kurt Russell instead. He might've been able to hold things together.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (7hCBA)

316 >> It's pronounced Az - Wee - Pey


Oh, I thought it was Ash-o-lay?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (bDqIh)

317 My first name is Mitchell, if I had a nickle for every time I got a phone call from someone looking for Michelle, I'd have a $hit load of nickles.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (JUOKG)

My my my my Mitchell....so do you love or hate MST3K and Joe Don Baker?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (l4C/z)

318 Dark secret, IHOP extends their 3 egg omelets with pancake batter.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death



I extend mine with heavy whipping cream.
Make a wicked breakfast quesadilla.

Posted by: rickb223


***

Looks down at bowl of cheerios.

Damn!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (axyOa)

319 From time to time, I'll get a "Brian" or "Bradley" or something else that's two syllables and starts with a 'B'.



And as the final indignity, sometimes I get misgendered with "Brenda".



Yeah, welcome to my world. I am a female. My last name starts with the letters "Stan" and I have had people think that is my first name.


I reply "I'm female and my parents didn't hate me, so my first name isn't Stan."

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (ZCiJZ)

320 She's probably trying to get a sympathy GoFundMe lottery going

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (/6GbT)

321 Here's the thing: People have been misspelling my surname all my life. It's not an uncommon name, but it has two spellings, one that is seen a lot and one that is not so common. Mine has the "minority" spelling, but most people usually just assume the "majority" spelling. and every time I do any business involving official document, I have to double-check everything to make sure there aren't any mistakes.

____________________________

Oh, no. We might be related since I have the same issue. Well, that's a hell of a way to start off a new week.

Posted by: Orson at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (s9DL+)

322 I went to see Lionel Richie at the Houston rodeo and he said he liked coming to Houston but it's the only place he's known as Linel Richie.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (Q4pU/)

323 Guilty on the last one. What the else are you supposed to call Dos Equis? It's pronounced "Dose Eh-keys" ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (hYcqw)

Two Xs

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (X/Pw5)

324 As if this article weren't proof enough, here's more that we are well and truly through the looking glass.

https://tinyurl.com/ycp93tku

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (v16oJ)

325 Important now that there are two studies showing +80% "immunity" via T-cells.

First is direct link to translation. Second is the twitter link.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9wzvx6x

https://mobile.twitter.com/FatEmperor/ status/1277596620289384448
Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (yOYYy)

HA! She labels the mask-frenzied the Immunity Deniers and then mocks them with science.

She says that based on the evidence, a healthy young person who insists on wearing a mask in public should instead wear a helmut because the risk of something dropping on their head is greater than the risk of getting seriously ill from covids.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

326 I have a niece named Lara, after a character in a movie I can't remember. She routinely got called Laura.
She didn't seem to care.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)

327 259 Now, Buckaroo Banzai?

Fine.

Did you know the script was originally supposed to be for the sequel to Big Trouble In Little China?

The movie suffers from what I like to call "too many wacky characteritis". Like the movie "1941". Everyone's trying to be kow-razee funny and there's nothing to hold it's center and keep it grounded.

As someone mentioned the lead was weak.

Imagine Kurt Russell instead. He might've been able to hold things together.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (7hCBA)

Peter Weller is fine. BB works because everyone plays it straight, no matter how weird things get.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (l4C/z)

328 >> I went to see Lionel Richie at the Houston rodeo and he said he liked coming to Houston but it's the only place he's known as Linel Richie.


Also, the Astrodome was great for Ceiling Dancing.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (fIHuU)

329 "Ivan."

"How do you spell that?"
Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:38 AM (BAsqb)
-------------

Yeah, I've had to spell my first name numerous times.

It's mind boggling, really. And, if anything, it's simpler than Ivan.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (WEBkv)

330 My first, last, and middle names are all first names but my last name is the most common first name suggesting that one of my other names is my last name and people are always misfiling my file etc. I blame racism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

331 "This is why it matters..."


No dear. It doesn't.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

332 Denny's is where you go to puke after the bars close

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (iTXRQ)

333 Don't get me started. My last name has a common ending but at least 10 different letters can be at the beginning.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (dNzKv)

334 If you switched my first and last name, I would be Hopalong Cassidy. Too old of a reference for the 20 something cashier.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (k/TB6)

335 228 When they ask for my name when getting take out or reservations I just say John or John Smith.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (Q4pU/)

Went bowling with a guy who's last name was Unverzaght.

What's hard about that? It's exactly what it sounds like. So they put our group on a list for a lane with "Jones."

Posted by: Synova at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (BD/yx)

336 Same stories about Scandinavians (and not even Sumi) coming through Ellis Island. The new immigrant would give their name, the clerk would look crosseyed and say, "Okay, Johnson it is."

There aren't a lot of hard Scandi names but there seem to be a few. I even know someone who's family changed it back a generation later.
Posted by: Synova at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (BD/yx)

There used to be an MLB pitcher named Rob Nen. I wondered about that.

"What's your name?"

"Nennowiczin."

"Welcome to America, mister Nen."

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (BAsqb)

337 If "Tahlea Aualiitia" has such a hard time with people mispronouncing her name, she could, I dunno, go back to Samoa. Or she could do what a lot of performers once did, change her name to suit the majority.

But oh, no, she has to cry racism. Bah.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM (rpbg1)


Silly bint should just adopt "Dolly Ollisha" as her nom de plume. It would make her life easier, and, Lord, she has endured enough struggle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (cYOvz)

338 She says that based on the evidence, a healthy young person who insists on wearing a mask in public should instead wear a helmut because the risk of something dropping on their head is greater than the risk of getting seriously ill from covids.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed8Zd)
++++++++++++
No one wears me, ma'am.

Posted by: Helmut Kohl at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (hYcqw)

339 Pronunciation of irregular words is preserved in dementia, validating premorbid IQ estimation


Ummm, yeah. That!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (ZSK0i)

340 268 As if this article weren't proof enough, here's more that we are well and truly through the looking glass.

https://tinyurl.com/ycp93tku
Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (v16oJ)

Damn reverse vampires...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (l4C/z)

341 Oh, no its the Russians, the Russians paying and Drump did nothing.

Because as we all know, nothing is more reliable than anyonomous "intelligence sources" leaking anti-Trump material to the New York Times.

It just doesn't get more reliable than that!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (I2/tG)

342 I do that also. When leave a message I say my name is Tim as in Timothy.
The name Tim seems oddly difficult to understand. I get Jim, Ken or Kim back.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy


I got an "urbanized" spelling once. Still scratch my head on how someone within arm's reach of my lily white self could have come up with that one.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (OUMaO)

343 Every phone call form a solicitor after I pick up the phone..... Can I speak with Mr. uhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh.......then butchers my long anglo name.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (0yBk9)

344 I feel like the Deez Nuts guy should respond to lil' miss can't-spell-my-name?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (bDqIh)

345 Just don't call me late for dinner!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (5v5Zx)

346 159 Denny's restaurant is all in on the stop the hate social media boycott.


Never eat there again.
Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at June 29, 2020 11:24 AM (KgzRF)

Why were you eating there to begin with? Denny's is fucking awful.

----

Because you're 17 and the kegger's over and you need to sober up a bit before going home just in case mom and dad are still up and it's the only thing open?

Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (z4SrG)

347 277
Don't get me started. My last name has a common ending but at least 10 different letters can be at the beginning.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (dNzKv)

So you are Polish?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (k/TB6)

348 Neighbors' on the south side of our loop just sent video footage of a bear poking around on their back porch this morning at eight fifteen...exactly the time another neighbor and I were walking past the front of the house.


I think we'll curtail the walks until we can get some bear spray.
Posted by: creeper



.357 magnum hard cast 180 gr Buffalo Bore.
Great bear "spray".

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (rvtDF)

349 My favorite is the security guard story. Drive up to the gate, and they ask your name.

"Tom Smith".

"How do you spell it?"

"S - M - I..."

"No, how do you spell Tom?"

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (kA3Cp)

350 her taxpayer funded employer, the Australian Broadcast Corporation, misspelled her name, twice. this is why Australians shouldn't pay taxes, for 2 years.

Posted by: x at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (nFwvY)

351 That's life. I barely even notice it anymore, just correct the mispronunciations and roll my eyes at the misspellings.
Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (z4SrG)

That's the spirit, Bart!

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (J+mig)

352 270 I have a niece named Lara, after a character in a movie I can't remember. She routinely got called Laura.
She didn't seem to care.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)

Dr. Zhivago, perhaps.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (H8QX8)

353 Am I missing something about this social media boycott thing?

Big Business is threatening to NOT fill up my FB feed with ads?

Wait.

Stop.

Don't.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (dfRN6)

354 >>HA! She labels the mask-frenzied the Immunity Deniers and then mocks them with science.

>>She says that based on the evidence, a healthy young person who insists on wearing a mask in public should instead wear a helmut because the risk of something dropping on their head is greater than the risk of getting seriously ill from covids.


Hahaha - I'm not a scientist, but I have used that one already.


Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (fIHuU)

355 When my great grandfather landed here from Ireland, the immigration official changed the spelling of his last name on the paperwork. He kept the name and didn't complain. He just landed in the greatest country in the world!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (Vf4Y7)

356 I was born with one of those German last names that are almost impossible to spell correctly. Throwing a fit about it would never have occurred to me.

GFY, snowflake.

Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (XxJt1)

357 I am reminded of the Wodehouse character whose last name was 'Psmith'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2020 11:36 AM (GBHAb)

Of course Wodehouse is Woodhouse or Woodhice

And Cyril "Barmy" Fotheringay-Phipps is Fungy-Phipps

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (yOYYy)

358 270
I have a niece named Lara, after a character in a movie I can't remember.

first one that pops into *my* head is dr. zhivago.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (sGtp+)

359 Change one letter in my name, and it's not just misspelled, it's an entirely different name.

Posted by: Jean Dubois, Lt Col, MI (Ret) at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (JFgsl)

360 287 Every phone call form a solicitor after I pick up the phone..... Can I speak with Mr. uhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh.......then butchers my long anglo name.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 29, 2020 11:41 AM (0yBk9)

==========

Say it's ancient Swahili and their mispronunciation is white privilege and oppression and that you need to speak to their manager.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

361 I have a niece named Lara, after a character in a movie I can't remember.

-
Lara is the chick in Dr. Zhivago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

362 >> Neighbors' on the south side of our loop just sent video footage of a bear poking around on their back porch this morning at eight fifteen...exactly the time another neighbor and I were walking past the front of the house.


Peanut Butter Sammich with 2 Boxes of Ex-Lax in it.

Leave it where you see bear.

No see bear no more.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (fIHuU)

363 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (+5nsY)

364
Lara is the chick in Dr. Zhivago.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

That's it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (Uu+Jp)

365 wojohowicz- spell it like it sounds!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (dNzKv)

366 I don't endorse yelling at unmasked people OR raging at shop employees about masks, especially if this has been mandated by local government.

Today its "just doing their job". But it doesn't stop there.

Next - it'll be a resident holding the door shut to the apartment complex because the manager said so - and plenty of white knights asking whats so tough about just putting on the mask for the oh so helpful Karen.

Stock your shelves. Bring the food. State the rule if you have to to keep your job. Then let it be.

Sometimes - stopping this crap requires being an asshole, to self appointed mask police assholes.

Posted by: Children of the Banned at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (2E/Tt)

367 Really? She's complaining about this?

Posted by: Gurbanguly Myliktulievich Berdymukhammedov, President of Turkmenistan at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (830x5)

368 email from Mayor Pete, who like Beto and Warren among others is trying to stay relevant:

Leadership is about more than just who's in the Oval Office. As a former
mayor, I know how important it is to elect strong leaders who share our
values at the state and local level, too.

[maybe he wants to talk to diBlasio.]

Posted by: mallfly The Peach of Hoboken at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (4a9Vv)

369 Knew of a guy in college. Most rock-star name I've ever heard of:

"Oxo Slayer."

Oxo, if you're reading this, you rock on, Oxo.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (qXNVo)

370 "My name is Raymond J. Johnson Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr. . ." ultimately ending with, "but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (3aI0K)

371 Is there any black guy named Jake? I don't think so.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (Q4pU/)

372 I know someone named Sean O'Shaughnessy. Square that circle.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (sGotD)

373 If you switched my first and last name, I would be Hopalong Cassidy. Too old of a reference for the 20 something cashier.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


Glad to meet you, Cassidy Hopalong.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (rvtDF)

374 I do that also. When leave a message I say my name is Tim as in Timothy.
The name Tim seems oddly difficult to understand. I get Jim, Ken or Kim back.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy

You need to introduce yourself with "There are some who call me... Tim?"

It'll instantly click it they've seen Holy Grail.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (J+mig)

375 234 On the "IE" and "EI" pronunciations, I usually just pronounce the second letter, so:

IE is pronounced like a long E

EI is pronounced like a long I

Works most of the time.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:37 AM (sGotD)

Your Friends must look at you funny. Especially after they've gotten some caffeine in their veins. It's just science.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (Kpl3J)

376 Sue. Soo, Suu; still waiting for Sioux.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (Ed8Zd)

377 293
My favorite is the security guard story. Drive up to the gate, and they ask your name.



"Tom Smith".



"How do you spell it?"



"S - M - I..."



"No, how do you spell Tom?"


"oh. well, it's spelled 'raymond luxury yacht', but it's pronounced 'tom smith'".

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (sGtp+)

378 My last name is of Danish/German origin.
Difficult to spell, hard to pronounce with at least three variants. I usually just say any pronunciation meant in a kindly manner is acceptable.
Life is short and I don't care about trivialities.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (d9Irc)

379 re 311: potential thread winner.

Posted by: mallfly The Peach of Hoboken at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (4a9Vv)

380 I work with a lot of Koreans, they all, by their own choice have taken on Americanized/biblical names, because absolutely no one can or wants to pronounce the name Dong Guk .....


Which is only part of his full name.

So we call him James because that's what he wants to be called.


There is another Korean, whose names is, uhh, Steve, who actually hands out the names to the new comers ala Animal House.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (NJNke)

381 >>Leadership is about more than just who's in the Oval Office. Posted by: mallfly The Peach of Hoboken at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (4a9Vv)


Leadership is about being content with what remains after your subordinates have eaten the best parts of the face.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (qXNVo)

382 ffolkes

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (aKsyK)

383 Knew of a guy in college. Most rock-star name I've ever heard of:

"Oxo Slayer."

Oxo, if you're reading this, you rock on, Oxo.
Posted by: Zod


Mr & Mrs Slayer really loved kitchen utensils.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (rvtDF)

384 315 Is there any black guy named Jake? I don't think so.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (Q4pU/)

I'm right here, dude

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (Izzlo)

385 I keep seeing stories like this -- about people being total a$$holes
about not wearing a mask. I feel like this is to pressure the rest of us
to stay in line on wearing masks. Is it just me?



Seems like it was just a month ago that it was the opposite: busybodies yelling or mobbing people who were unmasked



The Brownshirt Karens sense that their Elitist Masters' are losing their grip on Covid-fear-enhanced control of the populace and consequently, the ability to suppress Trump's economy.


Mask-enforcement is their last-ditch effort to scare the week-minded into compliant submission.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (+MpRO)

386 you can guess my last name

so 1 time i tell a person it is spelled like benngians but with and h

so i get mail that spells my name hbennigan

ha
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2020 11:20 AM (JFO2v)

Heh. Reminds me of an old "Little Johnny" joke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (cYOvz)

387 So there's a tremendous 80-year flood in China. Yuge. Some experts are saying Three Gorges Dam is threatened. If it goes, 400 million people will be flooded out.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (sWM8x)

388 When I introduce myself, 85% of people say : "Nice to meet you Derek."

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (fIHuU)

389 Well, lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with that dignity and stick-to-it-iveness and you'll show the world, you'll show them where to get off, you'll never give up, never give up, never give up -- [two drumbeats] -- that ship!

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (3aI0K)

390 Waffle House is for when you want eggs, bacon, and coffee, but also stab wounds. Mostly stab wounds.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (xfb67)

391 307 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2020 11:43 AM (+5nsY)

And how do you spell it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (l4C/z)

392 Sammich, sanwitch, sandwich.

As long as she goes and makes one.

Posted by: Minuteman at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (+xPOH)

393 I do that also. When leave a message I say my name is Tim as in Timothy.
The name Tim seems oddly difficult to understand. I get Jim, Ken or Kim back.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy
--------------

Did your dad fly back to Mars?

(sits back to see if the horde knows the reference)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (WEBkv)

394 "Saint Louis?"

"No....Navin Johnson."

"No, I mean are you *going* to Saint Louis?!"

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (qXNVo)

395 I know someone named Sean O'Shaughnessy. Square that circle.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (sGotD)

I had a relative named Bonde Bondeson.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (Ed8Zd)

396 323
re 311: potential thread winner.


Definitely, if it's really Derb posting.


Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (AHq56)

397 I get so mad when people spell my name wrong! I doesn't always come before E, people!

Posted by: Maydiysyn Leifaniewisowski at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (dNzKv)

398
Lara is the chick in Dr. Zhivago.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

I love the skit where the substitute teacher gives bizarre pronunciations to the names of students.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (Uu+Jp)

399 wojohowicz- spell it like it sounds!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
--------

Hmm. Guy I was in the service with spelled it - Wojcrehowitz

Posted by: Gurbanguly Myliktulievich Berdymukhammedov, President of Turkmenistan at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (830x5)

400 Peanut Butter Sammich with 2 Boxes of Ex-Lax in it.

Leave it where you see bear.

No see bear no more.
Posted by: garrett


See his trail all the way to the woods.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:46 AM (rvtDF)

401 My last name is of Macedonian/Serbian origin but sounds very Russian. I'm a soviet deep plant...
You see moose and squirrel?

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (gmo/4)

402 >>I love the skit where the substitute teacher gives bizarre pronunciations to the names of students.


Ay-Ay-Ron!

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (fIHuU)

403 326
ffolkes

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (aKsyK)

Pronounced "Roger Moore"

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (k/TB6)

404 What racism has she experienced, really? Other than people saying mean things about her, she doesn't say. But if seeing her name misspelled is the best she can do, her life must actually be pretty good.
____________

Reminds me of Michelle Obama telling her awful tale of the terribly hateful racism she has experienced in her horribly oppressed existence, such as some short white woman asking her to help her get an item off a high shelf at Target. Oh, the humanity!

If racism is so "structural" and endemic in our society, then why can't these stupid bints come up with some actual evidence of it, instead of recounting these stupid non-racist incidents and trying to make them racist?

People, of all races, frequently mispronounce names that are unusual to them. It has nothing to do with racism, it's just about what they're used to seeing and saying. And short people often ask taller people to help them get stuff that is out of their reach. Has zero to do with race; it's a height issue.

So tired of this nonsense.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (k4dH2)

405 Krzyzewski....it's as common as Jones or Smith.

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (X/Pw5)

406 324 I work with a lot of Koreans, they all, by their own choice have taken on Americanized/biblical names, because absolutely no one can or wants to pronounce the name Dong Guk .....


Which is only part of his full name.

So we call him James because that's what he wants to be called.


There is another Korean, whose names is, uhh, Steve, who actually hands out the names to the new comers ala Animal House.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (NJNke)

One of my good friends is Korean, retired Marine, good Christian...his real first name is 'Sun'. He has everyone call him 'Bruce'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (l4C/z)

407 And I'm white!

Posted by: Vercingetorix at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (xfb67)

408 She labels the mask-frenzied the Immunity Deniers

-
Shamwow masks are now available. The commercial says that whiles ordinary masks are woven; i.e., horizontal and vertical threads, Shamwow masks have fibers every which way so the virus can't get in. That's science!m

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (+y/Ru)

409 Oh heckfire you Big Ape. Fifteen hundred words is just a mind fart for a talented writer. Now when it comes to misspelling names how do you think Debbie Wasserman Schultz feels when she is correctly referred to as Debbie "Ding Dong" Schultz? She's got a reason to complain.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (NVDjf)

410 Have you been mis-named at work? Do you feel sad and angry now? You may be entitled to substantial compensation. Call us for a free no-obligation consultation today!

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem and Howe's new 2am TV campaign at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (PiwSw)

411 Sue. Soo, Suu; still waiting for Sioux.

Posted by: LASue


Not a Siouxie and the Banshees fan, I gather.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (OUMaO)

412 At one time there really was a man known as "the World's Greatest Authority." I ran across him in trying to nail down one of the many silly questions that kept coming at me from odd sources. Like this: Set your terminal to "research." Punch parameters in succession "North American culture," "English-speaking," "mid-twentieth century," "comedians," "the World's Greatest Authority." The answer you can expect is "Professor Irwin Corey." You'll find his routines timeless humor.

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (3aI0K)

413 Knew of a guy in college. Most rock-star name I've ever heard of:

"Oxo Slayer."

Oxo, if you're reading this, you rock on, Oxo.
Posted by: Zod

One of the members of Five Finger Death Punch is a Hungarian dude named Zoltan Bathory. Apparently that's his actual name.

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (BAsqb)

414 >>See his trail all the way to the woods.


No kidding, our local bear skips my trash.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (fIHuU)

415 The little town in Ohio, Fairport Harbor,was my early childhood home. It was about half Finns, with very few Anglicized names. It was funny that those with a short name like Maki took one (Hill) but somebody having a name packed with double vowels kept the old country name.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (C1Lsn)

416 I'm still thinking about centaur tits from the last thread.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (rpbg1)

417 346 >>I love the skit where the substitute teacher gives bizarre pronunciations to the names of students.


Ay-Ay-Ron!
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (fIHuU)

============

"I need to go pick up my daughter."

"Go right ahead, Tim-O-thy."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (LvTSG)

418 269
She says that based on the evidence, a healthy young person who
insists on wearing a mask in public should instead wear a helmut because
the risk of something dropping on their head is greater than the risk
of getting seriously ill from covids.


a helmut is nice, but a helmutt would keep your head warm in the winter, between its fur and its body warmth. just be careful; the last thing you want is doggy drool dripping down your back.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (sGtp+)

419 Small, unremarkable rural high school. 70 kids in my graduating class; we'd all known each other for years. Our families had been in the area for generations.

By the time I graduated, I had collected a list of 17 different misspellings by my (mostly Dutch) classmates of my very German last name. I thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (17+9D)

420 We would get a Christmas card every year from a friend of my father's in Texas named Ima Hogg.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (H8QX8)

421
Did your dad fly back to Mars?

(sits back to see if the horde knows the reference)
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


I remember a Tim with an UNCLE Martin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (aKsyK)

422 296 270 I have a niece named Lara, after a character in a movie I can't remember. She routinely got called Laura.
She didn't seem to care.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)

Dr. Zhivago, perhaps.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (H8QX

The reason the name would be misspelled is that there was a very popular 1944 Film Noire with Vincent Price named "Laura".

If that's the film her parents named her for, then it's all their fault.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (Kpl3J)

423 mine's so easy even the illiterate can spell it

Posted by: x at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (nFwvY)

424 357 Knew of a guy in college. Most rock-star name I've ever heard of:

"Oxo Slayer."

Oxo, if you're reading this, you rock on, Oxo.
Posted by: Zod

One of the members of Five Finger Death Punch is a Hungarian dude named Zoltan Bathory. Apparently that's his actual name.
Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (BAsqb)

Shit. I wanna change my name to his name.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (l4C/z)

425 So there's a tremendous 80-year flood in China. Yuge. Some experts are saying Three Gorges Dam is threatened. If it goes, 400 million people will be flooded out.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (sWM8x)


But by the great power and infinite wisdom of president Xi, the waters receded. We need a great government like China!!

Posted by: Severely Conservative Conservative who can't possibly support Trump at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (dNzKv)

426 Shanequia Johnson?


You're adopted.

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (gmo/4)

427 Your Friends must look at you funny. Especially after they've gotten some caffeine in their veins. It's just science.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (Kpl3J)
~~~~~

Yeah, I know. I'm actually talking about surnames--should have been more specific. Damn foreigners can't even keep the "i before e" rules straight. Oh wait.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (sGotD)

428 John Roberts sides, once again, with the Liberals, to shoot down Lousianna's law that would forced abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

Bush, the gift who just keeps on giving.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (NgKpN)

429 People mispronounce my surname all the time. I gladly put up with it because the only way to make sure it never happens would be to move to France. (shudder)

Posted by: Clay ** Have you told a commie to fcuk off today? at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (kNgPX)

430 My surname has been mispronounced in absolutely horrific ways. To top it off, it's pronounced the way a similar one is spelled. It's a common name in parts of the US, where it's pronounced differently. I honestly don't care, I think it's funny TBH. I have a funny mnemonic device for those who actually ask - a kid I knew in high school actually came up with it.

I wish I'd have known I could have been scarred for life and emotionally crippled by the experience. I guess it's never too late to start.

It's spelled Throat Warbler Mangrove, but it's pronounced...

Posted by: clutch cargo at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (8B6Ng)

431 I had a supervisor for about a decade who never could figure out how to pronounce my last name. It's not a common name, but once you get it, it's pronounce how it's spelled.

Guess the color/sex of said supervisor.

Not that it matters, it was more about the fact that she's a selfish, narcissistic dingbat, rather than anything rayciss.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (hku12)

432 If you come from an ethnicity that never devolved a written language, how do you know your name is spelled wrong?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (xfb67)

433 I'm still thinking about centaur tits from the last thread.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Imagine AtC as a female centaur. Galloping.
Way better than a trampoline.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (rvtDF)

434 I have no idea who those six different gals are, nor those guys, nor what their collective connection might be, but I'll bet it's already been guessed.
___

We were checking into a hotel in Arizona. My hoidy toidy step-father spelled his last name out for the English Not First Language clerk. Say his name was Reese. He said, "R, double-E, S, E." I knew right away what would happen. Yup. Mister Rwese. Still chuckle at that, half a century later.

Posted by: mindful webworker
haz not happies
at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (ApT0U)

435 The celebrity eye candy duo was also in Wolverine: Origins

Posted by: Stonyman at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (4aZrJ)

436 My first name is Brendan.

90% of the time people mispronounce it as "Brandon". Even immediately after hearing it pronounced correctly.

As for spelling, I've seen Brandon, Branden, Brandan, Brenden, and Brendon.

---------

No Bran-dong?
You're lucky.

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (Ed8Zd)

437 Australian twit is fugly.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (pw+jk)

438 >>We would get a Christmas card every year from a friend of my father's in Texas named Ima Hogg.


Ima Hogg is a famous Philanthroper. Lotta stuff named after Ms Hogg.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (fIHuU)

439 Speaking of names why did BO always insist on calling it ISIL instead of ISIS?

-

Because it was all sleight of hand and how he could pretend he beat al quaeda. Notice how nobody talked about them after Obama was saying his cool ISIS/ISIL bullsh*t?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a bridge at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (WzgyJ)

440 "Timothy...Timothy....where on earth did you go...?"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (l4C/z)

441 Philanthropist

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (fIHuU)

442 Whiny ABC journalist = Babble Angel Aualiitia

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (yk557)

443 I'm still thinking about centaur tits from the last thread.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (rpbg1)


Really, when there is a nice rack in this one?

Posted by: Severely Conservative Conservative who can't possibly support Trump at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (dNzKv)

444 324 I work with a lot of Koreans, they all, by their own choice have taken on Americanized/biblical names, because absolutely no one can or wants to pronounce the name Dong Guk .....


Which is only part of his full name.

So we call him James because that's what he wants to be called.


There is another Korean, whose names is, uhh, Steve, who actually hands out the names to the new comers ala Animal House.

----

I know a Korean guy whose actual birth name is Kim Jong-il.

He goes by Joe.

Posted by: Brendan at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (z4SrG)

445 Meade Lux Lewis, I was looking at videos of Three Gorges Dam last night. Some of them appear to show a displacement of the dam. It's not good and there lots more rain on the way.

Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (XxJt1)

446
"JUST IN: Supreme Court gives green light to Justice Department for resuming federal executions"

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (XvTN2)

447 Dams socks

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (dNzKv)

448 JUSY DON'T CALL ME LATE FOR SUPPER!

Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (X/Pw5)

449 Thee masks make us feel safe. That's all that matters.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (EgshT)

450 And remember:

"No matter where you go, there you are"

Posted by: Stonyman at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (4aZrJ)

451 It's hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.

For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck.

Good! Now hold still while I look for a really nice rock to smack you with.

Posted by: rld77 with coffee at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (sv+D8)

452 It's the senior managers prerogative to assign nicknames to staff who have names that interfere with productivity.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (B7KlG)

453 We had a Colombian girl spend a school year with us on an exchange program.
She called me Teem. I loved it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (Uu+Jp)

454 Oh, btw...

23
mmmm pork butt
Posted by: nurse ratched

Wood Eye!
Posted by: Hare lip at June 29, 2020 11:17 AM


Nominee for comment of the week, at very least.

Morons - never miss a trick!

Posted by: mindful webworker
haz not happies
at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (ApT0U)

455 JUST IN: Supreme Court gives green light to Justice Department for resuming federal executions"
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (XvTN2)

The good Justice Roberts giveth, and taketh.

Thomas excoriates him in the abortion ruling

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (dNzKv)

456 Then there are common things that people hear entirely differently based on region. For example, I have a friend from Texas (Ft. Worth) who, after going over it in detail and with great nuance, still cannot even *hear* the difference between "pen" and "pin" or "wend" and "wind."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (hYcqw)

457 396 It's the senior managers prerogative to assign nicknames to staff who have names that interfere with productivity.
Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2020 11:51 AM (B7KlG)

=======

Like Turd Blossom.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

458 342


Lara is the chick in Dr. Zhivago.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)



I love the skit where the substitute teacher gives bizarre pronunciations to the names of students.


there was an snl skit about lech walesa in which they pronounced it differently every time it was used.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (sGtp+)

459 364 We would get a Christmas card every year from a friend of my father's in Texas named Ima Hogg.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (H8QX

If he got a card from her, he was on some big time lists! She was the daughter of Governor J. S. Hogg, and she was one of the wealthiest philanthropists in Houston for 50 years or so. She died in 1975; the Hogg's as a family made their name a trophy. Right now, I live a couple of blocks from a Hogg Middle School, named after them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (Kpl3J)

460 John Roberts sides, once again, with the Liberals, to shoot down Lousianna's law that would forced abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

Bush, the gift who just keeps on giving.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (NgKpN)


So, back alley abortion doctors.

Life and health of the mother... sure.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (hku12)

461 I wish I'd have known I could have been scarred for life and emotionally crippled by the experience. I guess it's never too late to start.

It's spelled Throat Warbler Mangrove, but it's pronounced...

Posted by: clutch cargo at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (8B6Ng)

Not to mention all the anti-semitism you suffer from...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (l4C/z)

462 Dear Ms. whiny Samoan girl:

From this Greek with a long and constantly misspelled/pronounced name,

LOLGF!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (ejd/p)

463 32 Taleah Imatwattia needs a Midol.

=====
You misspelled hemlock.

In this case I'd not hesitate to piss on her if she was on fire.

Just not on the parts that were burning.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (zLG+e)

464 People, white people be racist by not even tryin to spell my name right.

Posted by: La-sha at June 29, 2020 11:52 AM (pw+jk)

465 >> I have a friend from Texas


They butcher my name.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (fIHuU)

466 Anybody ever hire someone from a nation that speaks those 'clck' type languages?


Could be fun.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (3D/fK)

467 Hell, the VA gave me a new name altogether. Understanding the Systemantics rule that 'If you push against the System, the System pushes back', I just decided to accept the new name. It's a little odd being addressed as 'Mr. Homer', but I'm adjusting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (pK7cg)

468 339
I know someone named Sean O'Shaughnessy. Square that circle.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 29, 2020 11:44 AM (sGotD)



I had a relative named Bonde Bondeson.

Posted by: LASue


Not only is my Skandi name bizarrely spelled, my first name is also the first syllable of my last name. I win.

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (v16oJ)

469 259 Now, Buckaroo Banzai?

Fine.

Did you know the script was originally supposed to be for the sequel to Big Trouble In Little China?

The movie suffers from what I like to call "too many wacky characteritis". Like the movie "1941". Everyone's trying to be kow-razee funny and there's nothing to hold it's center and keep it grounded.

As someone mentioned the lead was weak.

Imagine Kurt Russell instead. He might've been able to hold things together.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2020 11:39 AM (7hCBA)

Hudson Hawk had this problem as well. Something in a film has to kind of attach the audience to it. A straight man (crap, that's offensive these days isn't it), a situation or characters who seem to respond in a human way. Just weird or quirky characters with nothing to ground a film makes this much, much harder and more likely to wind up in the "cult classic" section then widely loved.

And I like Buckaroo Banzai a lot. And even Hudson Hawk. But something in each feels like it is trying to push me away.

Posted by: Bete at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (Ojki1)

470 400
Then there are common things that people hear entirely differently based
on region. For example, I have a friend from Texas (Ft. Worth) who,
after going over it in detail and with great nuance, still cannot even
*hear* the difference between "pen" and "pin" or "wend" and "wind."


mrs. chronda is that way. she gets angry when i hassle her for asking me to fetch her a "pellow" or a bottle of "melk".

Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (sGtp+)

471 I knew a few Samoan girls when I was a kid growing up in Hawaii. They weren't the people you wanted to mess with.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 29, 2020 11:54 AM (xfb67)

472 I have a very simple and short name. I once received an award as an outstanding employee for a company. They misspelled my name. It came up once during a conversation and they issued a second award. It had a different misspelling of my name. I never said a word.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at June 29, 2020 11:54 AM (+Kpte)

473 Is anyone else hoping that Valarie Jarret gets caught up in major crimes and perp walked in October? It can't just be me, can it?

Posted by: Inogame at June 29, 2020 11:54 AM (+2xjH)

474 mrs. chronda is that way. she gets angry when i hassle her for asking me to fetch her a "pellow" or a bottle of "melk".
Posted by: Anachronda at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (sGtp+)

What are you doing this Fridee?

Posted by: Vanya at June 29, 2020 11:54 AM (BAsqb)

475 389 Meade Lux Lewis, I was looking at videos of Three Gorges Dam last night. Some of them appear to show a displacement of the dam. It's not good and there lots more rain on the way.
Posted by: creeper at June 29, 2020 11:50 AM (XxJt1)

It's only fair that we don't have ALL the bad luck in the world right now.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (Kpl3J)

476 At one time there really was a man known as "the World's Greatest Authority." I ran across him in trying to nail down one of the many silly questions that kept coming at me from odd sources. Like this: Set your terminal to "research." Punch parameters in succession "North American culture," "English-speaking," "mid-twentieth century," "comedians," "the World's Greatest Authority." The answer you can expect is "Professor Irwin Corey." You'll find his routines timeless humor.
Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020


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I heard you the first time, Boss, darnit!

Posted by: Miss Friday at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (rpbg1)

477 413 Hudson Hawk had this problem as well. Something in a film has to kind of attach the audience to it. A straight man (crap, that's offensive these days isn't it), a situation or characters who seem to respond in a human way. Just weird or quirky characters with nothing to ground a film makes this much, much harder and more likely to wind up in the "cult classic" section then widely loved.

And I like Buckaroo Banzai a lot. And even Hudson Hawk. But something in each feels like it is trying to push me away.
Posted by: Bete at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (Ojki1)

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The only Jared Hess movie I actually like is Gentlemen Broncos because it's the only one with an actual straight man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

478 It's amazing how these people see common, everyday frustrations as "oppression".

Posted by: Rob Crawford at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (6acv5)

479 I particularly love the ending of Buckaroo Banzai, where the whole cast joins together, walking down the LA River, with that electronic whistling earworm playing. Even the dead characters show up for it. Everyone walking together, happy.

Fuck, I love that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (l4C/z)

480 Her name, for the record, is Tahlea Aualiitia.

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Look at this young, dumb nitwit. She's so young. She looks healthy. She has a decent job. She's working. She's likely making good money. She's also likely in want of nothing in terms of survival and in comparison to hard times past for humankind. And yet, she's so pathetically educated, she knows she must find a personal grievance that can then be extrapolated to be caused by her race. It's sad. It's very sad. I just want to beat the crap out of these brainwashed dopes, but it's no use. If all you can find to complain about is something half the world can likely say about themselves...that people misspell or mispronounce their names at times...then you're a grievance monger in search of a crime and you deserve zero attention. And a smack in the face with a declaration to grow the hell up.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (O+I8R)

481 They butcher my name.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (fIHuU)

They call you gay rette? I think that's on purpose.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (Q4pU/)

482 Pam Bondi.
Nice name.
Nice....boots.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (qXNVo)

483 And I like Buckaroo Banzai a lot. And even Hudson Hawk. But something in each feels like it is trying to push me away.
Posted by: Bete at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (Ojki1)

LEAN INTO THE BANZAI

LEAN IN

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (yOYYy)

484 My original family name was polish. To pronounce it, you would have to swallow your tongue.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (dNzKv)

485 Then there are common things that people hear entirely differently based
on region. For example, I have a friend from Texas (Ft. Worth) who,
after going over it in detail and with great nuance, still cannot even
*hear* the difference between "pen" and "pin" or "wend" and "wind."

mrs. chronda is that way. she gets angry when i hassle her for asking me to fetch her a "pellow" or a bottle of "melk".
Posted by: Anachronda at Jun


Hubby says "arn" for iron. He cannot hear any distinction, but its 1 syllable v. 2!

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (Ed8Zd)

486 My surname is an odd name of Chinese/Indonesian origin. It's only three letters long yet all my life people have misspelled it and mispronounced it. Growing up, kids would make fun of my name, as well as my half-Asian-ness. I am a first-generation American, my parents having immigrated here from Holland a few years before I was born.
Yet never did I feel anything less than American. While getting teased stung, my parents taught me to be proud of who I was, without fetishizing my racial identity. I never felt like a victim. My parents spoke Dutch, but never insisted that I learn it (kinda wish they did). I never thought of myself as the child of immigrants until recently, and that only due to all the BS about "immigrants" and my late realization at how thoroughly my parents assimilated. I'm not a contentious person but all this woke crap really pisses me off.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (b2diN)

487 422>> And the only solution to oppression is communism.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (xfb67)

488 https://bit.ly/2VoBBYz

Houston Hospital Boss Shatters Media's COVID Fearmongering: "Only About 3 Or 4 More People In ICU" | Zero Hedge

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (XvTN2)

489 I have a simple first name, but my dad always pronounced it, "Jesus Christ!". Some times he would even mess that up and pronounce it, "God Dammit!"

Posted by: Archer at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (gmo/4)

490 There is another Korean, whose names is, uhh, Steve, who actually hands out the names to the new comers ala Animal House.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (NJNke)

One of my good friends is Korean, retired Marine, good Christian...his real first name is 'Sun'. He has everyone call him 'Bruce'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:47 AM (l4C/z)

Need a good Cowboy Name.

Posted by: Roy O'Bannon at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NgKpN)

491 @399

Essentially what the SCOTUS has decided is that the right to abortion is now the super ordinate constitutional right and cannot be attenuated or circumscribed except by the SCOTUS itself.


And that's that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NJNke)

492 64 Who Dis gal looks like seven different people in those pics.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 29, 2020 11:21 AM (dfRN6)


Thank you.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (m8d3m)

493 What about all those names that were butchered at Ellis Island.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (aqyvK)

494 417 Valjar getting perp walked is one of those things you're not supposed to pray for, but do it anyway. Like winning the Powerball.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (C1Lsn)

495 Lynn Collins would make a nice centaurette.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (+MpRO)

496 Roberts is pedophile and I don't care how groundless in reality that may be, I choose to believe the absolute worst about this mewling shitface of a weasel.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Finding a Sexy Hippie Babe Mugged by Reality in CHOAD at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (+dsLj)

497 423 I particularly love the ending of Buckaroo Banzai, where the whole cast joins together, walking down the LA River, with that electronic whistling earworm playing. Even the dead characters show up for it. Everyone walking together, happy.

Fuck, I love that.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 29, 2020 11:55 AM (l4C/z)

It all comes together there. The song the setting the timing the camerawork the vibe.

It's brilliant pure and good.

Posted by: Thesokorus at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (yOYYy)

498 Pam Bondi.
Nice name.
Nice....boots.
Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (qXN

I watched every episode of Bondi Rescue.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (Uu+Jp)

499 435 @399

Essentially what the SCOTUS has decided is that the right to abortion is now the super ordinate constitutional right and cannot be attenuated or circumscribed except by the SCOTUS itself.


And that's that.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 29, 2020 11:56 AM (NJNke)

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Sounds to me like the left won SCOTUS forever and they shouldn't concern themselves with it anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (LvTSG)

500 Hey honky it is pronounced Ladasha, just like it be spelt cracka.

Posted by: La-sha at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (pw+jk)

501 Say my name!!!

Posted by: Strokin' Uncle Joe Biden at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (EgshT)

502 I'm still thinking about centaur tits from the last thread.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2020 11:48 AM (rpbg1)


Really, when there is a nice rack in this one?
Posted by: Severely Conservative Conservative who can't possibly support Trump at June 29, 2020


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She's what made me think more about it. Imagine her as a centauress . . .

Posted by: Miss Friday at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (rpbg1)

503 People have been misspelling my surname all my life.

They misspell "Ape"?! How hard is that?

Mine is misspelled or mispronounced with sounds and syllables that don't even exist in my name. Usually r's or l's. I have endeavoured to persevere but it is a true first-world struggle.

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2020 11:57 AM (oBAbT)

504 The Samoans of the WWF were a very successful tag team who won the Championship. Having very stable genius Captain Lou Albano as their manager helped, of course.

Their names were Afa and Sika. Simple-easy to remember.

Posted by: Uncle Tanoose at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (r01gl)

505 John Roberts sides, once again, with the Liberals, to shoot down Lousianna's law that would forced abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

Bush, the gift who just keeps on giving.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 29, 2020 11:49 AM (NgKpN)
++++++++++++
Roberts is a given. He's a leftist judge.

How did the more recent folks vote?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (hYcqw)

506 409 >> I have a friend from Texas

They butcher my name.
Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (fIHuU)

wait til you hear the old-school southernors who pronounce "Jordan" as "jer-den". Hearing Oil called "earl" always grated on me, too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (Kpl3J)

507 >>423
I particularly love the ending of Buckaroo Banzai,

Unlike the ending to "Stroszek," where the Bruno ascends the hillside in the ski-lift with a frozen turkey and a shotgun to suicide himself while the coin-op dancing chicken, rabbit, and duck play their cute farewell song to him.

Zod does Kraut darkness.

Posted by: Zod at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (qXNVo)

508 Nothing to say to her beyond, "Shut up, pussy."

Posted by: EXTERMINATE!!! at June 29, 2020 11:58 AM (hbrUW)

509 Oh, my goodness. My last name is a variant of the name of a common chainsaw, and don't call me Poulan Pro! I've never felt oppressed.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at June 29, 2020 12:08 PM (9IdCK)

510 Who Dis?

My future ex-wife.

Posted by: Fritz at June 29, 2020 12:09 PM (95j/9)

511 The proportion of privileged elites (defined as people of high education
and income) has been increasing at a geometric rate, while the
proportion of oppressed minorities for them to lead has been decreasing
at an arithmetic rate.... As the supply of oppressed minorities was
decreasing, the demand for them was increasing. . . . To justify its
aspirations for leadership, therefore, the privileged elite has a vested
interest in crying (that society is) foul... Injustice in America grows
apparently in direct proportion to efforts to alleviate it . . .The beauty of
the search for the oppressed is that it generates its own growth.

Posted by: SMOD at June 29, 2020 12:10 PM (3aI0K)

512 You know she's too adjusted to the First World when she voices First World Problems.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2020 12:11 PM (vuisn)

513 You know wh is really horrible? Wine moms.

https://bit.ly/2ZmUb4m

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 12:12 PM (+y/Ru)

514 Before the internet (yes, there was a time) none of this was have mattered.
No one cared, and you had no one to bitch to.

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2020 12:12 PM (4TP6K)

515 Not only is my Skandi name bizarrely spelled, my first name is also the first syllable of my last name. I win.
Posted by: pep at June 29, 2020 11:53 AM (v16oJ)

Nice to meet you, Chris Christianson!

Posted by: LASue at June 29, 2020 12:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

516 Oh, my goodness. My last name is a variant of the name of a common chainsaw, and don't call me Poulan Pro! I've never felt oppressed.
Posted by: Michael the Texan

Husqvarna?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 12:14 PM (+y/Ru)

517 A nephew and I went downtown in the city over the weekend and walked around the upscale, trendy, area. Wine bars with people sitting at small tables drinking expensive wine. Don't they know there is a war going on!

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2020 12:16 PM (4TP6K)

518 Trying to understand advertisers boycotting Farcebook. They are censoring more conservatives than they are receiving "racist" postings. Shouldn't they be doubling their donations?

Posted by: Al Unsure at June 29, 2020 12:16 PM (Jib4S)

519 Oh, my goodness. My last name is a variant of the name of a common chainsaw, and don't call me Poulan Pro! I've never felt oppressed.
Posted by: Michael
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Pfft. Spellcheck makes mine 'Moloch'.

Posted by: McCulloch at June 29, 2020 12:16 PM (bPH26)

520 Dad joke:

Where does the Ape go to see Lola the showgirl?

Copabanana.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2020 12:16 PM (+y/Ru)

521 In boot camp, we had a recruit whose name began with a 'D,' and was followed by sixteen more letters. Our head drill instructor referred to him as 'Dalphabet'.

Posted by: French Jeton at June 29, 2020 12:20 PM (85zsD)

522 So there's a tremendous 80-year flood in China. Yuge. Some experts are saying Three Gorges Dam is threatened. If it goes, 400 million people will be flooded out.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (sWM8x)

Think of the surfing opportunity!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2020 12:20 PM (cYOvz)

523 My first name gets misspelled all the time. But that's better than when I get called by a nickname that I don't use. I do try to get other people's names right because I hate when people get mine wrong. But there are some names I can't pronounce because I can't roll Rs, which I usually explain so they know I'm getting it wrong out of inability rather than ignorance!

My last name is the same as a common business (think Randall's or Marriott). So I say "like the [business type]". One time, that backfired and got me an extra letter. For bonus points, there was a building of this business literally right out the window. I just laughed. Didn't realize I'd been oppressed.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at June 29, 2020 12:23 PM (rWZ8Y)

524 Hiebert! I have to spell it out every time, in spite of there being TONS of other Mennonites around here.
H - I - E...
And mispronounced? Yeah quite a lot.
That sookie-baby can just grow some thicker skin if she imagines it's "racism" driving people to not pronouncing her un-pronounceable name. Typical liberal...

Posted by: 5cats at June 29, 2020 12:34 PM (rPWRh)

525 My husband used to hire a lot of Russian and Ukrainian workers in his sand blasting shop. They had one guy named Nicolas Christian. The workers mention him and say "Nicolas Christian but he's no Christian."

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2020 12:40 PM (JKNZq)

526 >>>522 So there's a tremendous 80-year flood in China. Yuge. Some experts are saying Three Gorges Dam is threatened. If it goes, 400 million people will be flooded out.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 29, 2020 11:45 AM (sWM8x)

Think of the surfing opportunity!

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Charlie don't surf.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 29, 2020 12:42 PM (vuisn)

527 "ABC journalist": Well, there's her problem, right there!

If she wants anyone to give a flying fuck about what she thinks about anything, she should try earning an honest living. As a journalist, she ranks way below "whale shit" in the list of things I care about. Now that I check again, journalists aren't even ON the list!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 29, 2020 12:48 PM (4zwBl)

528 522 So there's a tremendous 80-year flood in China.

Well, cry me a... oh, never mind.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 29, 2020 12:52 PM (4zwBl)

529 scrambling the comments makes WHO DIS very difficult to prove. wtf
aside: calling the adversities encountered in life "RACISM" is the tactic of a victim to shuck their responsibility.

Posted by: projection on steroids at June 29, 2020 01:03 PM (V9NdA)

530 Yup, similar experience here.

My surname is Wood, everyone spells it Woods.

What's funny, I 've met a few Woods, and they complain that everyone drops the S.

If my life was so dull that I could make time to complain about this "injustice", I think I would kill myself. Just for the excitement.

Posted by: Fen at June 29, 2020 01:24 PM (TNHVJ)

531 Hah. I have a last name that is composed of two english words that are in common usage.

There are NO alternate ways to say them taken individually.

Yet for some reason, all my life, about 40% of people will mispronounce them inserting an additional letter or stretching one of the vowels so that it entirely different and annoying.

I feel like a churl and petulant every time I have to correct them but in this day and age, a misspelled name could be hazardous to ones health or livelihood.

I have yet to figure out what and why they do that.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 29, 2020 01:26 PM (jnzLe)

532 My first name often used to be spelled Ronald and I used to be called Ron. An honor for me! But a problem for email.

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at June 29, 2020 01:27 PM (oMkPq)

533 Oh, my goodness. My last name is a variant of the name of a common chainsaw, and don't call me Poulan Pro! I've never felt oppressed.
Posted by: Michael the Texan



Craftsmanski?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 29, 2020 01:30 PM (ZSK0i)

534 Well her mouth is open so maybe she is trying to get aHEAD like Kamala Harris

Posted by: gb at June 29, 2020 01:34 PM (YZBuJ)

535 I'm sorta back. I'll post an update about losing my buddy Splotchy McFatCat this evening.
I couldn't resist this Basic training story based on the thread and the butthurt from Mrs. "yourNameIsWhatTheFuck_I_SayItIS"
In basic, way back when the PRC-77 was new Army Inventory, there was a kid from Puerto Rico going through with us. Dude had like five names and he was learning English the hard way at the same time. so he'd rattle off anibalguytearodrigues at a mores code rate of maybe 200 words per minute. Drill Sgt was "what the PHUCK did you just say?" and then the fun would begin. Hell it was fun for us too even if we were doing dude's pushups while he stuttered and cluster phucked up the spoken language.
End of about 45 minutes of low crawling, cannon cockers, sugar cookies, and dying cockroaches later, dude's new name was "Ralph". Private "Ralph" wsa even introducing himself ten years later as "Ralph" with his rank in front of it. Still funny as all get out.
Ace, thank you for the thread that made me smile again this week with a happy memory.

Posted by: BifBewalski - Sinis Est Culus at June 29, 2020 01:46 PM (td8Ta)

536 Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins in the Who-Dis? section) was Princess of Helium on Mars.

Problem was, she always spoke in this high, squeaky voice....

Posted by: PubliusII at June 29, 2020 01:46 PM (NCsa7)

537 correction - Ace OM, thank you for the thread that made me smile again this week with a happy memory.Ace - thank you for the blog that keeps me sane.

Posted by: BifBewalski - Sinis Est Culus at June 29, 2020 01:47 PM (td8Ta)

538 I was wondering when someone would start saying something like this in public. Her name doesn't seem all that difficult. My wife teaches at a public school where many children have names that sound like common names everyone knows how to spell. But they are spelled in ways that no one would ever guess. I wonder sometimes if it's on purpose to trip people up. (She argues it's because parents want their kids to be unique.)

Posted by: Rick67 at June 29, 2020 01:48 PM (aG9PT)

539 Evangeline Lilly and Taylor Kitchner. And thanks for that last one.

My real name is the same as the most infamous hurricane. Teachers have been misspelling and mispronouncing my surname ALL MY LIFE. I never felt oppressed. Instead, it was a lesson that many teachers are idiots and unable to deal with anyone outside their norm.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at June 29, 2020 01:54 PM (m9yw7)

540 I have come up with the perfect solution to mispronouncing peoples names. Give them all a number. You know, like the Nazis did.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at June 29, 2020 01:59 PM (m9yw7)

541 "Tahlea Aualiitia" you do know that employers misspelling their employees names is quiet common. About as common as when I reply and misspell a word here. But if you want to get the "minority" privilege you better hurry. According to PEW Research, interracial marriages are so common, vs in the 1960s, in another 20 - 40 years there won't be a race. Then, my dear Tahlea, what will be your next complaint. 1300 words to say nothing - wow - interesting life you have?

Posted by: hstad at June 29, 2020 02:08 PM (uywSX)

542 I don't understand what she is complaining about.

Posted by: Jack Mehoff at June 29, 2020 02:32 PM (8Xxh3)

543 Met a guy named DeWane last week, he pronounces it Dwayne. He bitches about how dumb his mother was for naming him that way.

I've never had my last name spelled right in 60 years. Meh.

No doubt Grandpa Drumph changed his name to Trump to avoid the same stupid issue.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at June 29, 2020 02:39 PM (8Xxh3)

544 I legally changed my surname from "Sacandy" to "Stamper" because I felt bad for people who were trying very hard to be polite and pronounce it correctly, but struggled with it.

"Stamper" solved the problem! I LOVE IT!

Miss Stamper in the U.S. of A.!

Posted by: Katy L. Stamper at June 29, 2020 03:11 PM (Kpbco)

545 people misspell my name all the time. I live with it

Posted by: Bill Hedrick at June 29, 2020 03:12 PM (WHmC/)

546 I have had my, absurdly common, name "mispronounced".
My last name has two English pronunciations plus a German variant. They are still recognizable, even if they are not how I say my name.
My first name has only one pronunciation.
So then came first time a Hispanic receptionist called my name in a doctor's office, and I ignored it at first because I have no idea who they were calling. Nobody else got up, and a minute later I did a double take and realized it could be me so I went and checked.
And so I learned my name could be said yet another one in Spanish.
When I saw the doctor, he tried to give me attitude for why I did not come when my name was called.
If only I had realized I had a claim for racial discrimination!

Posted by: Sam at June 29, 2020 03:33 PM (ohyxL)

547 486 Pika Chu is that you??

Posted by: Bhao dey Bhao Chu at June 29, 2020 03:44 PM (LilNs)

548 When you entertain any notion of racism this is where you end up because with the left, slippery slope is not a happy accident it is the destination from the beginning. The correct answer here, don't like it them GTFO!!!!!

Posted by: mGrant at June 29, 2020 04:05 PM (r5iyh)

549 My maiden name is Snider. I have seen every variation of its spelling when I used it, from Snyder to Schnieder etc etc. It is supposed to be pronounced as it's spelled for the most part, but I can't count how many times I heard people try to Germanize it and introduce an 'sh' sound at the beginning.

The misspellings and mispronunciations were common enough that I generally chalked it up to either people being lazy or just doing the best they could without more input. There's an extra step involved in asking someone how to properly spell it or say it and when you're in a hurry or have a long list to get through, it's much easier to just skip that step. I never took it for racism especially since people would generally put considerable effort into saying it correctly. The fact that people would try to Germanize it suggested that they were actually somewhat aware of the name's origin and wanted to say it correctly even if it wasn't spelled that way. I think the same is true of any name that is badly mispronounced or misspelled all the time.

If you're going to berate people for making a mistake when they have limited information, are you instead going to insist they not use your name at all until they know your family history? This is ridiculous.

Posted by: Pinkblue at June 29, 2020 05:25 PM (JQG3D)

550 Finally, a chance for the Polish people to finally start claiming some grievances..... since they're not allowed to complain about what Hitler and Stalin did to them.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 29, 2020 06:43 PM (2fKZ6)

551 My name is one letter different from "Todd", which no-one over the age of 5 would ever misspell. Yet the overwhelming majority of people who hear me say it and ask how it's spelled say, "D-O-D?". This irritant was so common that, for a couple of years in my college days, I often introduced myself as, "Dodd with 3 Ds". And don't even get me started on my WASP-y as all get out first name, which all of 2 people in my entire life have guessed the correct spelling of and barely a handful more have pronounced correctly upon seeing it written down.
But grievance mongers gotta monger.

Posted by: Dodd at June 29, 2020 07:00 PM (FXSJA)

552 Oh, BFD. People screw up my name all the time, and it's simple.

Grow up.

Posted by: ChupaMe at June 29, 2020 10:31 PM (gSQqb)

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Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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