Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For the record


So, this blog is called Pughs' News, right? Right. And I just thought you should know that Pugh rhymes with "Hugh" (you know, like the loveable, slightly rumpled Hugh Grant in Love Actually? Love that movie...) It doesn't rhyme with hug, or budge, or huge, or anything like that.

I answered the phone yesterday and the man on the other end asked to speak to Mrs Pug. As in the dog. Sigh. It's not Pug. It's Pugh. As in a church pew. It's Welsh. It's not so common here in Canada, but it's pretty normal over in England. And you'd think it'd be fairly easy to figure it out.

Anyway, it got me worrying. What if you all think my blog is called Pug's News? Or (even worse!) Pudges' News? Gaah! Please don't think that. You probably didn't, but just in case, I'm setting things straight right now.

Welcome to Pughs' News. I'm Erin. And I'm so happy that you're here.

13 comments:

  1. I actually like Mrs. Pug, maybe that's how I'll think of you from now on....although I do know the correct pronunciation!

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  2. lol. this post is funny. but don't worry, I always read it the correct way! maybe it's the itty bitty bit of welsh in me, haha.

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  3. I was guessing it was Pughs as in Pews, but I was definitely wondering since I've never seen that name before. Thanks for clarifying! :)

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS, confession, i actually did really think it was pronounced Pug. haha as in the dog, the googly eyed puppies. hahaha i had a right laugh with this one!!!

    you are SO cute Mrs. PUG! hahaha joking :) but i love that you clarified it- and esp. using the Hugh Grant reference. Oh is there anything better than "love actually?" le sigh.

    erin, i loved this! lol

    so many people can't say my last name. It's pronounced as it is written: "lechuga"- "luh-chew-guh"

    bonus: it means "lettuce" in spanish ;)

    my future name? micaela maxham.

    i love it! i told Darling Fiance he could call me M squared.

    xoxo

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  5. Micaela... I'll forgive you! But you must promise not to call me Mrs PUG ever, ever again! Deal? I must admit that I thought Lechuga was pronounced Leh-Kew-Gah, so I'm glad to have that cleared up now, too!

    As for your soon-to-be married name~ Fab! Micaela Maxham has a lovely ring to it. And "M squared"? Awesome.

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  6. I have often been referred to as Mrs Pug. Steve refuses to talk to anyone until they pronounce our name correctly! He asks how do you say H u g h.........xx

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  7. LOLOLOLOLOL This absolutely made my day!! Too funny. My name was Debra Waring. Thats Deb_ra. Not Deb-O-ra. Seems pretty easy to me. And its Waring, just like Caring, or Sharing. But no, I got DebOraw, WAR-ing. Nowhere near as cute as Mrs Pug though!! :))

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  8. It's not that common, Cpt Pughwash was my nickname as well as "Puke" which is not at all funny. Good post though.

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  9. Oh yeah, I forgot about "puke"... charming. When I first met Monica she introduced herself as "Monica Pugh, comme Pepe La Peee-uw!" (the cartoon skunk)

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  10. Okay, I read this last week...and could NOT stop laughing! I also have a difficult last name (Wuerch...it's been pronounced "Wretch"...not great for the ego...) and SO hate when people don't just ask how to pronounce it!

    Sorry for the delayed response, but I just had to let you know that it had me in stitches!

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  11. Re: "Welcome to Pughs' News. I'm Erin. And I'm so happy that you're here."

    Happy to be here, EP! This is an old post, but since I'm a new reader, I thought I'd comment. This had me laughing, too, although I assumed Pugh was pronounced pew. (I also enjoyed Love Actually--I can see Hugh dancing on the stairs as I type!)

    EMP (Phillips is easy enough to say but sometimes folk omit one -l-, possibly because of the appliances)

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  12. Hello , I just found your blog. My surname is also Pugh, so growing up I nearly always was called Paul "Pug" and always had to correct this by telling everyone it rhymed with Hugh. My nicknames were also Pugwash, Puke, or Pugly, and for a while puggle( baby platypus as I am Australian)
    Paul

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  13. Hello , I just found your blog. My surname is also Pugh, so growing up I nearly always was called Paul "Pug" and always had to correct this by telling everyone it rhymed with Hugh. My nicknames were also Pugwash, Puke, or Pugly, and for a while puggle( baby platypus as I am Australian)
    Paul

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