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Monday, January 12, 2015

I'm Not a Linguist...

I try, but sometimes I am not very good at pronouncing some names.

When taking roll I'll most likely mispronounce unusual names that have no vowels or even some that have too many.

When I try to repeat the name as close as possible to what I "hear", I'm often wrong and it becomes like that commercial for insurance about "Frog protection". The kids will eventually help me out by giving me an alternative name to use.

This also is a problem when reading history, social science or the current novel

Now, whenever I encounter one of these situations, I just write the name on the board and tell the students that whenever I say "Dude", I mean the guy whose name is on the board.

If the character is female, I use "Dudette"


Snippety Gibbet said...

Did you ever see this Key and Peele video about substitute teaching and calling roll?

KauaiMark said...

Yes I have. Was posted here about 3yrs back...