Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Would Fixing This be so Hard?

More tennis.
The name is surely Sha-ra'-po-va. Notice - em-pha'sis on the second syllable.
So why does she not want to fix this and get the press placing it where it belongs. Can it be that hard?
Or has she decided to do, quite reasonably, the immigrant thing, and just let her name be changed?

2 Comments:

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Martin said...

I think people get tired of training us to pronounce names properly. I have many friends who have adopted nicknames that are easier for N Americans to pronounce than their real names.

I think if I played tennis as well as she does, I woulldnt care how my name was pronounced...actually I wouldnt know because I wouldnt be watching the TV, Id be playing. Come to think of it, I lived in France a long time without worrying about this and I still can't play tennis.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

I think you have it spot on. It annoys me but only because I am a dilettante.

 

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