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Wednesday 10 January 2007

shamanth,with any other name would stink as bad...!

"WHAT'S IN A NAME?"
-SHAKESPEARE

for starters,my name is SHAMANTH HUDDAR. ya...thats my name..notice the letters i have highlighted...ya...its important...the order IS important...if u have already guessed wher i am goin with this...then u were/are probably my classmate..and for those who havnt decoded it yet..here it goes...try to look at the highlighted letters again...isnt it visible that 'A' comes before 'N' in 'shamanth' and not otherwise...ya...u get it now dont u..? my name is NOT SHAM-NA-TH....no it's not...! so get this...this has been the most common mispronunciation of my name....till date...especially during my engineering days...!the roll-calls in the class have many times induced a round of stupid laughter in the class when my name goes ON AIR...with the mistake ofcourse...and then i hav to smile sheepishly,add a bob-o-nod and go,"sir...its SHAM-AN-TH" and yet again the prof wudnt bother to correct himself the next time. so thats th story of my name...

now as the title says...i dont care about the changes done to my name,for the sake of it...but what irritates me is the beauty of the repeatability of the same mistake being committed by different individuals at different times.co-incidence? i dont think so...! conspiracy..? well maybe not...cuz u just need a "himesh-uuunn-song-in-my face" to drive me nuts! anyway...comin back to the point...the reason is one strikingly surprising fact which is as follows...

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch dnoe at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht
the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

if u cud read the above para properly..then u may have guessed the reason why i get called sham-na-th. so turns out,i cant blame anyone.

shamie,
10th jan,2007.

10 comments:

  1. Nice inception !!
    Nd the inclusion of tht research thing rightfully supports ur stance..
    Good work !!

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  2. Right.. right.. we get it.

    But Shamnath sounds much more logical and easier to pronounce.

    Shamnath = Son of Krishna, which is much more believable than
    Shamanth = some weird pearl thingie (?)

    So, Hi Shamnath, screw you. :)

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  3. Shamnaaaaaaaaaaaath!!!!!

    Can relate to u!!..coz..my name is often mis-spelt..'i' instead of 'ee'!!

    U got pretty toche' abt ur name mispelt..'Sniff'

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  4. i dont know y people like to call u with such a long name - SHAMNATH

    coz it can be as short as 'shamie'

    see?
    u shud hav considered this one before writin the whole post

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  5. hehe...but wt can i do if people do call me with such a long name...now the profs cant call me shamie..now can they?

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  8. i m really sorry for the above 2 deleted comments....there was some error...
    Good attempt to ward off the confusion about your name...this was very much needed...

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  9. I wud prefer u calling SHAMIE....but none the less...when ur name is called out by those jerk profs....atleast it brings some smile on our face after hearing those monotonous lecture SHAMNATH......[:)]

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