I got this email from one of my 3rd grade teachers at school. I thought y'all might enjoy this. By the way, if you are on twitter, my speech twitter account is speechbob, feel free to follow me, I have several SLPs on my list from across the globe, not a bad way to network with other professionals.
How would you pronounce this child's name?
She spells her name "Le-a"
So how would YOU pronounce her name?
Lee - A? ................. NOPE.
Lay - a? ............ NOT A CHANCE.
Lei?..........NICE TRY, BUT GUESS AGAIN!
This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA.
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her child's name wrong.
She says it's pronounced "Ledasha."
When the Mother was asked how in the world she figured
it should be pronounced that way, she said,
"cause the dash don't be silent!"
So, if you see a name come across your desk like this,
please remember to pronounce the dash.
And if anyone axes you why, tell dem it's 'cause the dash don't be silent!
Someone... pleeeeze, pleeeze tell me dis don't bes true!
Surely, someone bes jokin' wid us?!?!