: On MSNBC’s Connected last week, I quoted a blog about McDonald’s 50th and I struggled over how to pronounce the name: EEE-ah-triss-dot-com, is what I settled on. And then I got email from the very nice blogger behind that blog. ieatrice is actually I… eat… rice. It’s even next to a rice bowl. I’m such an idiot.

But this does remind me, bloggers: When I want to link to a blog (or plug it on TV), I’d love to say the name of the blogger. But it’s amazing how many blogs don’t bother to put their names on their home pages and not because they’re trying to remain anonymous but just because they apparently assume that anyone reading already knows who they are.

As they say on NPR in letters time: Make sure to include your name and how to pronounce it…..

  • FYI, spacemonkey is pronounced spayhs munkee.
    Y’know, just in case.

  • You finally inspired me to fix my unreadable, rambling logo. At this rate, I should have an “about me” page done in six months. Sorry for all the confusion Jeff!

  • Mine is pronounced “flahtoonder.”
    Call me Hood.

  • Mine is pronounced “flahtoonder.”
    Call me Hood.

  • When I first saw this url http://www.maketradefair.com, i was so confused as to why there would be site called Maket-Rade-Fair.
    What would be at a fair for ‘maket rade’?
    You are not alone Jeff, you are never alone.

  • Mumblix Grumph

    Mumblix Grumph:
    It’s pronounced “Throatwobbler Mangrove”.
    Please make a note of it.
    Thank you.

  • Jeff, nobody makes it out of journalism without some brain damage.:)
    In case you’ve got a real slow day, my spot is known as myth-us-mage o-pines. (This is known in the trade as, “being pushy”.:D)

  • Del

    LMAO, that’s funny!

  • In the mid-80s I lived for a while in Birmingham, AL, which has a neighboring town named Irondale (steel industry, right?). A northerner wearing one of those suits that bird-poo won’t stick to was coming to visit, and called to advise us he was almost there and had stopped to buy gas in “I-Ron-Da-Lay,” which left us wondering what he was doing in France…

  • Old Grouch

    To: Mr. Mumblix Grumph

    Dear Sir:
    But… “Mumblix Grumph”!==”Raymond Luxury-Yacht
    Please advise soonest.

    Yours sincerely,
    Confused, M.A. (failed)

  • It’s “Mustang Bobby,” like the wild horse and the cowboy who rides it.
    The name of the blog is “Bark Bark Woof Woof.” Oddly enough, it has nothing to do with dogs.