Saturday, April 17, 2010
Arlie Howard and I worked together and he was from Kentucky. He told the story of when he went into the service, the drill instructor asked his name and he said, "Arlie Hard, Sir!"
The DI asked,, "How do spell that?" Arlie said,
"H-O-W-A-R-D, Sir!" The DI asked where he was from and Arlie said, "Kentucky, Sir." The DI asked, "Every place else in the world that name would be pronounced as H-O-W-A-R-D but you learned how to talk and spell in Kentucky?" Arlie answered, "Yes, Sir!" The DI asked, "How do you pronounce it again?" Arlie answered, "Arlie Hard, Sir!"
The DI told him he was going to have to keep saying his name over and over until he could learn to pronounce it as HOWARD!