Brain Game: Ajha!


Today's Brain Game is an open-ended question designed to get you thinking and ask you to share with us. Enjoy!

I worked telephone support for IBM's OS/2 some years ago (ask your father), and still remember a particular incident. I had asked for the spelling of a female customer's name, and as I repeated it back to her, she kept saying "No!"

We finally figured out what the problem was. She was spelling "H-A," and I was hearing "A-J." We both laughed - and were both intrigued - by the notion that the sound was so similar. So my question...

Have you come across any similar phonic issues with words, names, or spellings?

Please post your responses in the comments below. Thanks!