There’s something that never fails to frustrate and nonplus me. Why, after a correspondence in which I have clearly signed off as “Ann,” do people reply and address me as “Anne?”
And why do some people do it repeatedly after knowing me for a long time?
Today I received yet another such e-mail, and Anne Shirley (of Green Gables fame) came to mind. As a child she thought the name “Ann” was too homely and made it a point to be known as “Anne with an ‘e'”.
Do I have to start reminding people that I am “‘Ann’ with no ‘e’?” Or maybe I should just befuddle the English-speaking population here and insist on being known as Ying En. From past experience, that usually leads to me being called something that sounds like “Yin-Zen”.
And while we’re talking names here, let me set another record straight. “Animann” stands for “animated ann.” It does not stand for “any man!” You have no idea how wounded I felt when two different people asked me why I chose such a ‘desperate sounding’ nickname. *sniff*
I am Ann. Sometimes I’m animated. But really, at the core of all the strange and funny things that envelope me, I am… simply… Ann. *bows*
OMG u serious?? ppl actually think its ‘any man’? they are the desperate ones lah..haha….dont know meh? u see what u perceive….and u need the prerequisite to be like that before u can see sth otherwise…HAHAA…
animated ann indeeeeeeed…
*pat pat* Well, people will type my name wrongly too :) With the “G”. So… :)
And yes, I am HYPER HENRY!!
Ha ha ha yah…when I first knew you I thought it was “Yingwei” too… but then it’s cos I ego, thought you had the same é¢– as me :P
eh dun complain lor. you can’t imagine how many ways my name can be spelled.
But ‘Ann’ is soooo simple! Precisely why I wonder why it’s so hard to just keep it 3-letter length! :P
Aiyoh dear, you cannot complain lah…you’re not the one with my name. Just think of all the associations….sigh.