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vrooje



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: It's Paolo, not Paulo, not Paola, not... Reply with quote

I know some may think I'm an irritable b**** for posting this...

...but as he is the site's creator and administrator, I cringe every time I see Paolo's name spelled wrong on a post.

I know nobody means to do it, and perhaps I'll think better of this post later, but at least for now -- this post is sticky so that everyone who visits the Cafe will know how to spell our host's name!

Thanks, sorry, I'll stop being annoyed now.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it, you've been warned, anyone who gets it wrong from now on will be banned... Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Payola

I think that's a bit extreme.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops...think I've been guilty of mis-spelling the great ones name once.

Won't happen again Vrewj, promise.... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Won't happen again Vrewj, promise.... Wink


Oh, I like that one! My other favorites are Vrooj and Vroje.

It's funny that I would mind Paolo's name being misspelled more than my own.

We actually have a Paolo here in my department, and we also have a Pedro. One is the other's grad student, and this causes all kinds of confusion, with newcomers mixing them up left and right. I've also heard our Paolo being called Pablo. I guess it's true what they say -- the first and last letters of a word matter more than the letters in between!

There's a great example of this on the web, but I always have trouble finding it, because all the words are misspelled, to prove the point! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah - I'll own up to that one Brookie; I'll try to find it again and post the link here.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, can't find the original post or link, but it was either this link or a similar one.

http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's the one! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Hrruay!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once had two employees who were close friends -- always slipping off for a round of golf whenever vaguely justified Rolling Eyes -- and they were named:

Jeff Dirks ... & ... Jim Leff

Deff? Lim? Lirks? Everyone had trouble with it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Debs, for the sake of everyone's sanity, one of them should have had a name change!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My aunty could never get her head round my name =she always called me Endid preceded ,of course, by the northern 'ower'Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But did she put an "eeeeeh" in front of it Enid. It is a very Geordie thing to say "eeeeh, ower Susan".

I love spoonerisms on names. A girl at work was saying she'd been out walking and instead of saying it was at Shaftoe Craggs she said.... Crafto Shags - ha ha!! Laughing More spoonerisms please! (Am I allowed to go off topic as it is in the cafe?)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite a spoonerism but hubby was earnestly telling a friend how we enjoyed watching the quiz programme "Nobheads" on TV. I realized he meant Eggheads on BBC2 but naturally its always known as Nobheads now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly a 'spoonerism' either, but this'll make ya laff!

Our youngest, Niall has a knack of saying the wrong thing and as we spent lots of time in various 'Brico' shops when doing the renovations, he inadvertently named 'Espace Emeraud'......you guessed it....'Espace Haemorhoid'!

And, he's only just 14!
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