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Monday, June 7, 2010
Yea, you know the song that goes, "you say eether, I say aither, you say neether, I say naither"... My name is Eileen. Just reading the word, some would pronounce it as Ee-leen, some would say Ai-leen. I respond to both but will let the other party know it's actually Ai-leen. My son Russell has been called Roo-sell before. But the funniest one I've hear so far was when I did a flight with the Leading Stewardess who pronounced the Chief Steward's name over the PA system.....
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I'm not perfect either and had my fair share of wrong pronounciations too. But hearing others saying it out loud in the cabin was quite funny actually. Once there was this young stewardess who went to every passengers in Business class asking, "Would you like some pa-ra-lines?". She was offering pralines on a tray after lunch service. By the time I heard her, it was kind of too late. She has already asked 3 quarters of the passengers before I corrected her in private. I've also heard the story of a stewardess asking passengers if they like a choice of bread roll or "baa-jel". No wonder they ran out of bread roll with plenty of bagels left over after breakfast service.