On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Otter Perry ottertee at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 13 19:13:33 EST 2003

johanna wrote:

> *cough* OK. Pet peeve of mine. People who say "Aaron" & "Erin" the same. I
> grew up w/someone named Aaron & believe you me, it was always Aaaaaron.
> Not Eh-rin. There are two "a"s instead of an "er" there for a reason. ^_~
> No one not native to the NY metro area seems to believe me, though...

It drives me crazy, too.  There _is_ certainly a difference.
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