The Most Ridiculous Thing
Okay so I had my wordpress window open, pondering as to what to write to kill time and update all of my 3 2 readers, when suddenly, my phone rang.
It was Kelvin Lim that called! Woot!
No, not my boyfriend. Tsk tsk.
KL : Hey, er, you studied languages right?
M* : Er, yeah…
KL : Oh shoot, I need some help as to how to pronunce this name …
M* : Oh tell me, and I’ll give it a shot!
So he gives me the name. After HMMing and AHHHing and throwing blind guesses in the wind, I’ve decided to call the expert on all things French and Law – Miss Lily Cheah! 😀
M* : Hello, is this Lily?
Lily : Er.. yes
M* : Hola! Que tal! It’s Mei here.
Lily : Carmen?
M* : … No! Mei! At this point I was wondering if I should be named Car-mei, or Car-mei-cheal 😛
Hey listen, need your help. How do you pronunce the French name … Alain ?
Lily : Ah-lang.
M* : Ah, like lalang weeds in Malay !
Lily : LOL yes something like that.
And we spent about 2 minutes trying to get me to pronunce it right, so I don’t fuck it up for Mr.Lim.
M* : Er.. Alain isn’t CLOSE at all in pronunciation to putamadre, is it?
Lily : OH NO NO! Thank goodness for that!
LOL well, it was good catching up with you Lils 😉 Although it was for a crash course in French names!