Sunday, July 30, 2006

What to do about "Ann"

"All my life, I've felt that Ann was an absurdly plain name. It's practically like not even having a name. Ann? It's like, the. An article."

Highly amusing, but I don't agree at all. I think it's quite elegant, and in all it's forms too -- Ann, Anna, Annie, AnnaBanana...

5 Comments:

Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

Well, Ms. Althouse should try having a simple, two-syllable last name that every other person can't seem to pronounce correctly.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I used to have one of those before I took my married name! Now I have a simple, three-syllable last name that every other person can't seem to pronounce correctly...

Anyway, what's difficult about saying "s.a."?

6:49 AM  
Anonymous luther said...

So when you introduce yourself - "Hi, Nancy Matocha" - do you ever get "No but I'll take a lattee - and stop calling me Nancy!" ... ?

9:32 AM  
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12:46 AM  
Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

Ha! Of course, my comment would have made more sense had I actually mentioned my last name: Rollin (pronounced raw-lin, but often mispronounced as roh-lin). The mispronunciations are a never-ending source of frustration, but less so as I get older.

12:48 AM  

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