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For teachers

cajunvegan at I Read Banned Books shows us one sympthom of our civilization’s decadence in Yet Another Reason Civilization Is Doomed:

An educator friend of mine forwarded me this gem via email.

How would you pronounce this student’s name: “Le-a”?

Leah? NO
Lee – A?  NOPE
Lay – a?  NO WAY
Lei?  Guess Again.

It’s pronounced “Ledasha.”  Oh, yes, you read it right.  This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong.  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.” “

The good part is this made me laugh. The sad part is that I’m a teacher!

Thanks, cajunvegan,  for your post. I wanted to make a comment in your post, but I couldn’t find where.