I have a friend who i haven't seen in a long while, who long ago told me a story I share with almost every new person i meet. It continues to make me laugh, and, since I've already told at least 90 people by now, I'll assume it would be ok to share today on my blog.
Basically, it's this:
"I had a friend at school named Skan-ki. [spelling made up] I hadn't seen her in a long time and one day we ran into each other and I wasn't 100% sure i knew her name. It triggered a word association in my brain and, feeling like I was 90% sure, I called out to her, 'Hey, Sleazy!'"
And now you know the unfortunate pronunciation of her actual name, emphasis on 2nd syllable.Ohhh man. Gets me every time.