Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Great Last Name Debate!

So the results are in! The poll clearly shows the correct American pronunciation of my last name. Most American's pronounce Graham like the unit of measure, gram.

From the research I have done, it seems that our friendly neighbors to the North, (Char and the other Canadians) and few select Southern compatriots pronounce it Gray-um. So while I don't agree with the pronunciation, I don't feel like I can call them incorrect. (For the record my husband's family is from North Carolina, and they ALL say gram. It must be a deep south thing.)

All that leaves are the other two pronunciations... I have to ask, are they three of your who picked those mispronunciations telemarketers perhaps? Or grocery store checkers? Because they are the only people I have ever heard mispronounce Graham so badly! LOL. They clearly have not read my blinkie!

1 comment:

Rose said...

I'm from Canada and here we all say Gray-um crackers, but that totally sucks that I was wrong!!! You wouldn't think it would be that hard to pronouce!