Second, I almost titled this "Pronunciation P's and Q's" but then this song got stuck in my head.
Third, the Queen sent me a link to a very old "article" on The Today Show where Bryant Gumble said something along the lines of "How do you pronounce that little a inside a circle..."
That comment made me think of the following, which was recently sent to me by a co-worker:
How would you pronounce this child's name: "Le-a"?
Leah? - NO
Lee - A? - NOPE
Lay - a? - NO
Lei? - Guess Again.
It's pronounced "Ledasha" Oh yes...you read it right. This child
attends a school in Louisiana. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting
her name wrong. SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please
remember to pronounce it correctly. When the mother was asked about the
pronunciation of the name, she said "the dash don't be silent."
Oh how far we have come.....