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    Mum named daughter's name "Abcde" and people laughed ... say it isn't so!



    Southwest Airlines employee mocks five-year-old girl called 'Abcde', says mother

    A US airline has issued an apology after a mum claimed an employee mocked her five-year-old daughter's name, "Abcde", as they were preparing to board a Texas-bound flight home.

    Key points:

    • "Abcde" is pronounced "Ahb-sih-dee"
    • A Southwest Airlines employee posted a picture of the child's boarding pass online
    • The mum claims the airline "hadn't done anything" two weeks after she lodged a complaint


    Mum Traci Redford told US broadcaster ABC7 a Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport, California, laughed at her daughter's name after seeing it on her boarding pass, before posting a picture of it on social media.

    Ms Redford said the incident occurred when she was pre-boarding with Abcde — whose name is pronounced "Ahb-sih-dee" — as her daughter has epilepsy.

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    Bullshite ... you name your child before/soon after (within a few days), no way they knew their child was epileptic.


    As an aside ...

    is naming a child “Abcde” unique? NOPE ... “According to the Social Security Administration database, 328 babies, all girls, have been named Abcde in the United States.
    Since 1990, we’ve had Abcdes born every year except 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.
    The name was given to an all-time high of 32 babies in 2009, though the number has slightly declined each year since then.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Apparently its a latin alphabet spelling of a Hawaiian name - some knobber probably thought it was clever to spell it thus rather than more phonetically.

    However, hardly great that some gormless airport employee sees fit to publish a childs details on the internet. What about TERROR and ISIS and all the other things we have to be scared of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    What about TERROR and ISIS and all the other things we have to be scared of?
    It's Russians now, they're controlling Merkin minds. Errr, "influencing" us I guess is the proper term. Probably made this poor woman give her daughter such a name.


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    Well according to a news article 328 other Merkin girls have that same name.
    Will they marry young master Vwxyz ?
    Their kids might be born def though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Apparently its a latin alphabet spelling of a Hawaiian name - some knobber probably thought it was clever to spell it thus rather than more phonetically.
    I doubt it has anything to do with Hawaiian as the Hawaiian language has no sibilants.

    /pedantic arse that I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    "Abcde" is pronounced "Ahb-sih-dee"
    Then I doubt,
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Apparently its a latin alphabet spelling of a Hawaiian name
    Polynesian sylables always end in a vowel. I suppose it could be "Apa-see-tee" but it doesn't sound very Polynesian to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Will they marry young master Vwxyz ?
    Pronounced Vwix-ee-zee?

    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    according to a news article 328 other Merkin girls have that same name.
    All with Trump voter parents? Oh, no that would imply the parents know their ABC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    I doubt it has anything to do with Hawaiian as the Hawaiian language has no sibilants.

    /pedantic arse that I am.
    Ahhh, there's that too. Generally "H" can be substituted for "s" in other Polynesian dialects, so when You see an "h" in Hawaiian, substitute "s" and you've got another dialect (with other consistant substitutions like r for l and space for k, k for t, w for v and v for f ). Eg, the island of Savaii in Samoa...Hawaii, and Havaiki in Maory mythology.

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    Why bother with the "b,c,d and e"?
    I shall push for our new granddaughter to be called "A"

    That's it, just "A".

    Look at the advantages; first on every list, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, saves on pen and pencil, hard to forget.

    Perfik.

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    Though in retrospect the new one should be called "B" and we rename the 3 year old "A" to avoid confusion.

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    The money you'd save with the cost of embroidering the kids names on their school uniforms would be fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Why bother with the "b,c,d and e"?
    I shall push for our new granddaughter to be called "A"

    That's it, just "A".

    Look at the advantages; first on every list, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, saves on pen and pencil, hard to forget.

    Perfik.
    A, Ae, Ai, Ay, Aiy, Aye...

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    To saddle your own child with a monitor like that?, well, "A Boy Named Sue", or were they just being wacko wannabes?

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    I suggest "u"

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    ^ "f u" even better.

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    Off-On-VD-No-Yeah-Come-Blat

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    I shall push for our new granddaughter to be called "A"

    That's it, just "A".
    And she could grow up to make wonderful pies, and if she was short of stature, she could call her pies, "Little A's Pies".
    Oh, wait....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    I shall push for our new granddaughter to be called "A"
    Only if she is Canadian. Eh!

    hardly surprising the kids weird name when her mum is called Traci with an I

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    As part of the settlement the airline will name a row of seats after her

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    Miss X may strike a nerve. A flock of geese and a pig within dragging distance.

    Say goodnight dick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    As part of the settlement the airline will name a row of seats after her

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