Filed under: General Peevery, Grammar and Spelling | Tags: annoying, apple, baby names, drive me up the wall, grating, mother, names, nervous breakdown, peeve, pet peeves, sarcastic, spelling, strange names, vent
So, today is my day (me being a mother and all), so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Okay, not sweet, but short in any case. Here is the peeve of the day: people who have a name with a non-traditional spelling that get all pissy when you spell it the conventional way. One of my nearest and dearest friends has a name spelled with a “y” that is usually spelled with an “i.” Does she get upset if someone uses the traditional spelling? No. Why? Well, a) because she’s not a fucktard and b) because she usually tells people, “my name is Robyn, with a “y.”
Recently, I worked on a project which entailed sending packets out to roughly 400 people whose name had to be manually written on the cover page. A lady by the name of Rachael decided that her name being spelled “Rachel” was just too damn much for her and felt the need to write, “You spelled my name wrong!” (yes, exclamation point and all) on the front of the packet before returning it. Um, first of all, who cares if your name is spelled wrong on a piece of paper that only you and I will see? Second of all – no, bitch, I didn’t spell your name wrong – your momma did.
Happy Mother’s Day.
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