What's in a Name? Sometimes a Surprise or Two
Well it never ceases to amaze me...
We all have our little gifts. One of mine was spelling. So I tend to feel a twinge whenever I read something written by an obviously educated person that features bad spelling. For instance, I once worked for an electrical engineer who graduated Valedictorian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
On the job, he had a device he had designed packed away in a box he'd labeled "Polorizer". Hey! That should say, "Polarizer".
Well, my wife's name is Sheila. Now that's only six letters in length. Count 'em, six! Two syllables, not five. Simple to say. So what's the spelling issue?
Do you have any idea -ANY IDEA- how many people misspell Sheila? Well, that's OK. No big whoop. I'm used to it. Yes, credit card companies, medical records, the whole nine yards.
That doesn't get me altogether. Until...
I was standing in a checkout line. We were next. I like to say a few cheerful words other than, it's cold outside or it's sunny outside, to the checkout person. So I check out the name tag. The girl's name was Sheila. Or... WAIT!
S-H-E-L-I-A. Oh, no.
So I had my topic. "Don't you just love it when no one spells your name right?"
"What do you mean?"
"Your name tag says S-H-E-L-I-A."
"I know. Sheila. What's wrong with that?"
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