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wx4caster

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2011, 11:16:03 AM »


(I prefer my friend's term for such weather: "precrapitation.")

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011, 03:09:50 AM »
Someone might name their daughter Salmonella.
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011, 04:31:14 AM »
I think that Alexia is like Candida, they're both legitimate names in some places, though they also have unpleasant meanings (like Claudia, which means crippled). Of course my opinion is colored by the fact that the Alexia I know is probably the awesomest baby ever :)

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2011, 04:35:24 AM »
We have a princess called Alexia :) not much of an issue here.



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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2011, 06:21:38 AM »
Someone might name their daughter Salmonella.

There was a local newspaper article on twins who were ill, called Sam and Ella. It referred t them as Sam and Ella right through the article. Why oh WHY not refer to them as Ella and Sam? Surely someone realised how it sounded?

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2011, 07:34:21 AM »
Someone might name their daughter Salmonella.

There was a local newspaper article on twins who were ill, called Sam and Ella. It referred t them as Sam and Ella right through the article. Why oh WHY not refer to them as Ella and Sam? Surely someone realised how it sounded?
Oh, gosh.  Someone at the newspaper thought they were being cute, maybe?
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2011, 10:05:10 AM »
Ran into this one last night at work and thought of this thread.

Pellegra    :P

Trust me, sounds better than it looks.

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2011, 08:35:20 PM »
Pellagra's the actual disease, though, right?

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2011, 09:17:08 PM »
Pellagra's the actual disease, though, right?

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2011, 10:22:06 PM »
The Pellegra family were our neighbors when I was a child.

A lovely word to me is scybala. What it means, not so lovely: hardened masses of feces in the intestine.  :P

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2011, 09:14:19 AM »
Not to step on toes but I believe the term is Ketonuria not Keturia.   :-\  Just saying.
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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2011, 09:21:13 AM »
I'm sooo gonna name my daughter Pneumonia!

Jokes aside, I used to know a girl who thought, when she was very little, a Silicone was a strangely shaped ice cream cone. You know, coming from silly straw...

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2011, 12:30:12 PM »
A friend's son used to work with a girl whose name was pronounced "Sha-theed". I'm sure her parents meant well, but they should've re-thought the rather unfortunate spelling...  Sh!the@d (with obvious character substitutions!). Poor kid.

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2011, 04:04:16 PM »
A friend's son used to work with a girl whose name was pronounced "Sha-theed". I'm sure her parents meant well, but they should've re-thought the rather unfortunate spelling...  Sh!the@d (with obvious character substitutions!). Poor kid.

What was her ethnic background? Because if it's a legitimate name in her / her parents' home country, especially if it's supposed to be pronounced in the way of the original language, I don't really think it should count... it's like with the Indian diplomat with the "dubious" last name...

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Re: Things that sound pretty but aren't
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2011, 01:13:37 PM »
This is her home country... :-[