Damien on… American Names
I don’t need to dwell on Americans’ insistence on changing the English language for no other reason than to try and kid themselves that THEY invented The Language Of Shakespeare.
But I cannot let their current fad for mispronouncing and misspelling NAMES pass without comment.
I mean, do they REALLY have to try to “elevate” mundane names with spellings like K’rinne (Corinne) and Jaymee (Jamie)?
And even sadder are those who SPELL them correctly but choose to PRONOUNCE them “exotically”. Like Colin Powell. Colin is pronounced “colin”, not “coe-lyn” – DUMMY! How did a man who can’t even pronounce his own NAME reach a position of power?
The words “as” and “if” immediately spring to mind…