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Old 10-12-2017, 12:09 PM
Darren Garrison Darren Garrison is offline
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I don't really care what people name their kids, but I do feel bad that these new people will spend their entire lives having to enunciate and spell their names over and over and over. I think it amounts to a mild form of torture.
The Japanese have it worse--knowing how their names are "spelled" doesn't lead to knowing how they are pronounced, and knowing how they are pronounced doesn't lead to knowing how they are "spelled." Imagine every time that you meet someone that the "O" in your name is the "O" from "ostrich", not the "O" from "orange"...