Saturday, September 16, 2006
cait cait bo bait banana fana fo fait
well that didn't take long.
last friday was the first skipped class for the year (HR) and this week = one skipped class as well (finance). WOOHOO! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
so what's new? well, yesterday, we had our welcome pledges meeting at undisclosed secret fraternity location (aka: south lake) and shirley and i got to pronounce everyone's names. sounds like fun right? well, you're wrong as usual.
this will probably get me in trouble, but i can not pronounce anyone who does not have a 'plain' name. and i even had trouble with 'normal' names. ok - how do you pronounce "kevonne"? apparently its not kevin. and the girl who stood up was like, "its ka-von" and then proceeded to vaporize me with her laser-shooting eyes.
but that was an easy one. let's try xiao-mei. or qiaofei. or xzn. that's right, THREE CONSONANTS. honestly - i was so embarrassed because i did either 1) try to pronounce the name as it would sound in english, rendering me 'ignorant'-sounding, but at least i could blame it on my cultural ignorance, or 2) sound like i'm making fun of the asian/indian/etc (i didn't discriminate my name-butchering) culture by trying to pronounce it correctly. ugh.
i feel bad for professors.
i'm going to name my kid something horribly mispronounceable like hpi-gness (pronounced penis). and then laugh as they spend years in therapy.
12:25 AM link it!