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I Misread a Name

Some time ago, when a certain Kanye West burst onto the scene, I misread his name in an online article as K-a-y-n-e. This moment of dyslexia planted the name in my mind, and it was only when I heard his name on television some time later, and checked online, that I realised I had made an error. Personally, I can’t abide the obnoxious fellow, and I couldn’t even name one of his songs.

So what is the point of this post?

Well, since my faux pas I have taken to calling people with the name Wayne ‘Wan-ye’, much to the irritation of the two customers who carry that monicker regularly into the bar where I work. Maybe I’m asking for trouble in winding them up like this and casting the first stone, for as Batman (alias Bruce Wan-ye) says:

“People who stay in glass hotels shouldn't throw parties.”

Boy! That guy came out with some doozies.

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Ruby3881 wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:43 AM

I have an old school friend who loves Batman and is no fan of Kanye. I'm trying to imagine the look on his face, should he hear you pronounce "Bruce Wanye!"

iwrite28 wrote on June 8, 2015, 10:46 AM

I too have mis-read names too and worse, mis-pronounce -- sometimes deliberately, sometimes because the 'other' has got stuck in my mind -- them even after knowing the right pronunciation.