Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Names Outside the U.S.
If you're not from the U.S. and your name has an accent in it or there are a couple dots over one of the letters, please cut me a break if I spell it without those components. I don't even know how to make them appear when I type, nor do I recognize the sound when I hear someone tell me their name. Hell, I don't even know what they're called. Maybe I'm uncultured or the public school system is a failure. All I'm saying is that we don't account for those here, so there needs to be some leniency. I don't blow up every time someone puts lingonberry chutney on a hot dog, do I? No, I allow for cultural relevancy. But that's just the way I was raised.