Yesterday, I had an appointment with a doctor who has been treating me for a decade. Everyone in the office knows me and seems to be fond of me. And I’m fond of them too. Really. Even though they still can’t say my name right.
My husband’s boss of almost thirty years couldn’t pronounce his name. Our preacher can’t pronounce it. The bulk of everyone we know can not pronounce “Yezak.”
For a Polish name, it’s fairly easy, although I’m sure the way we pronounce it is as far from the actual Polish pronunciation as the Anglified spelling is.
Let me give you a hint: If you’ve been saying “Yeeeee-zack,” you’re with the majority. In other words, “Oops–that’s not it.”
Yes, I know it’s tempting to toss “ick” around in all the comments. Believe me–I know. Even though few people actually have, I can see in their eyes how much they want to.
“What an icky name!”
Don’t blame me, I’m Irish.
You can say “Yeeee-haw!!! forYezak!” if you’d like, as long as you don’t pronounce the two words the same.
There ya go, your pronunciation guide for one of the easiest Polish names you’ll ever see. I’m sure all our Bryan and Bremond kinfolk will love this!
Now, for the winner of this week’s drawing–TERRY WALKER!!!! Terry, I just know you’re gonna love the bluebonnet coasters–but if not, maybe “Beautiful” will!