Monday, December 5, 2011

Lovely

Dr. Grumpy: "Have a seat. I'm Dr. Grumpy."

Rhea: "I'm Rhea. It's pronounced like 'diarrhea,' without the 'dia.' "

14 comments:

Barb said...

They say the "Laughter is the Best Medicine", and I always get a laugh from you!

Anonymous said...

Hea, hea hea! (without the Es)

Peter said...

Snorting tea through my nose is medically contra-indicated, blast you!

:-)

prisoneroftoday said...

Ha! sounds like a keeper, good sense of humour.

Anonymous said...

Duhh. Y'mean like the bird, just like the bird?

Seriously, there was a patient that showed up regularly in the ER whose name was Candida, not Candi, nor Candide, but Candida like in 'albicans'.

Anonymous said...

Is that an Artisanal name?

Murr Brewster said...

I used to think they were saying "dire rear."

Ole Phat Stu said...

As a child, I always thought it was spelled "Dire rear" ;-)

Anonymous said...

I guess we know her schoolyard nickname now. Poor girl

a Parkinson said...

I often give my last name as "Parkinson, like the disease"
so that people will have a clue how to spell it.

Ole Phat Stu said...

@Parkinson,

Move to the Saudi Arabia,

then you can be Sheik Parkinson ;-)

Dr Killpatient said...

Someone beat me to the flightless bird comment.

Anonymous said...

I feel her pain. I, too, have an often mispronounced name and sometimes it helps to put it in relation to another more common word.....like she did.

That said....the whole trend of spelling names in inventive (or sloppy) ways and declaring them pronounced in odd ways only paves the road to lots of therapy sessions in 10-20 years for the then frankly confused young adults.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

My husband's name is so weird and hard to play on until one friend called him Hormone Compost. It's been his charming sobriquet ever since.

 
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