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Thread #111910   Message #2361956
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
09-Jun-08 - 09:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smear a Llama Here
Subject: RE: BS: Smear a Llama Here
I really have a problem with the critter's name. It's supposed to be pronounced "yama", right? So why doesn't it just call itself a "yama"? I mean what's with the "l"s? Ditch 'em and buy a friggin' "y"! Do they get some sadistic pleasure from hearing people mispronounce their name?

Sure, I know that "ll" is pronounced like "y" in Spanish, but ya know what? The only llama I know on a first-name basis lives in Indiana and her name is "Myrtle". No damned body in Spain, llama or otherwise, is named "Myrtle"! It's an American name and she's an American llama. If she and her fellow American llamas wanna be "yamas", then they need to learn to spell like Americans!