I was at the library today behind a young woman who was getting her first library card. I was feeling all warm and fuzzy (I’m a nerd and love it when kids are excited to read), and the librarian asked her what her name was. She said (phoenetically), “Ja-nees” (like [name]Janis[/name], but with a hard ee sound). The woman apparently typed, “[name]Janice[/name]” or some such spelling, because the girl blew up, and became very upset that the woman had spelled her name wrong. The librarian apologized for her mistake and asked how the young lady spelled it. “J-A-H-hyphen-N-H-Y-S.”
[name]Gee[/name], how wondrous that the librarian wasn’t able to divine that spelling.