Monday, October 27, 2008

Joo the Blogger says Please Vote!

JOO the Blogger votes Obama!

Forgive me for the "corn" but I've been wanting to say that for the past week. When Angry Asian Man advertised "Cho the Plumber" t-shirts, I was thinking about making a "Joo the Blogger votes Obama" tee for myself.

My last name, Joo, is pronounced Joe. I remember complaining about the spelling to a couple of sanseis with the same last name because so many mispronounced my last name Jue. They were so lucky their name was spelled Jio.

"I wish we spelled it Jio too," I said.

"No you don't," said one.

The other joined in, "Yeah. They mispronounce it anyway. They call us J-ten."

1 comment:

  1. yay! joo the blogger, that is GREAT. hah, i loved it...and i always wished that the spelling had been done in a way that didn't require constant correcting and spelling...explaining that mom, you and i did NOT have the same middle name, and especially laughed about j10, because that was what i was wishing it was...if it's something unusual, no effort seems to be made to respect the person enough to pronounce it correctly.duh! ~joo the med tech


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I am a citizen of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. I am a Nikkei descendant sansei (third generation);retired teacher, involved in the Winnemem tribal responsibility to Water, Salmon, and our belief that the Sacred is our Teacher. Working locally for human rights and supporting youth leadership.