Monday, January 16, 2023

Can You Pronounce These Names?

I get stuck in my ruts and and love it when I can find my way out and experience something new. So, in case you are a lifter, here's a picture of my latest exercise, which I had never done before. It's a variation of the traditional biceps curl. 

It's called a "preacher curl," why, I do not know. I'm told that the prerequisite for doing it is that you must be an ordained preacher, which I'm not, so please don't tell the gym management on me. 

Another rut I like to get stuck in is being serious all the time here on this blog. So it's time to lighten things up a bit with a quiz, wouldn't you agree? One week from today classes begin. One of the first things I do is go through the class list to make sure I can pronounce everyone's names correctly. Sometimes that's easier said than done. Every teacher knows this. So I'm curious .... How many of these names can you pronounce correctly? I picked them randomly. Some are from sports, others from entertainment, still others from politics, and some are even from theology/philosophy. The name that's bolded is the one you need to try. Here goes .... 

Martin Scorsese.

Joni Eareckson Tada

Aaron Copland

Brett Favre

William Butler Yeats

John Boehner

Darrell Issa

Herman Wouk

Lou Piniella

Keir Dullea

I'll add two more names just to make this fun quiz even funner. I have yet to meet a person who could pronounce both of these names correctly. Will you be the first? 

Ayn Rand

J. Gresham Machen

The answers are below (under the pictures). Try not to scroll down until you've jotted down your answers. Get them all correct? You akamai! 

Aaron Copland.

Keir Dullea

Martin Scorsese. Score SAY see.

Joni Eareckson Tada. Johnny.

Aaron Copland. COPE land

Brett Favre. Farve.

William Butler Yeats. Yates. 

John Boehner. BAY ner. 

Darrell Issa. EYE sa. 

Herman Wouk. Woke. 

Lou Piniella. Pi NEL la. 

Keir Dullea. da Lay. 

Ayn Rand. EYE n. 

J. Gresham Machen. GRES em.