Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laurie Knows Best

I received this email from a listener yesterday afternoon:

From: Suzy Hall*
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 6:06 PM
To: ljohnson@kuhf.org
Subject: new weather person

Hi Laurie
I am a regular listener and enjoy KUHF. I thought I might bring it to your attention that Lauren Wisrenheim is not Lauren Wisenhunt. You simply mispronounce her name every single day. She clearly could use a bit more confidence and it is a detail but an important one none the less.

heim not hunt. Its sort of like telling someone when they have a spot or something on their face... I thought you'd want to know.

Best Wishes
*Name changed

Here's my reply:

From: Johnson, Laurie E
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 6:44 PM
To: Suzy Hall
Subject: RE: new weather person

Hi Suzy,

Thanks for listening and for the note. I appreciate when our listeners are tuned in to the details. But in this case, Lauren's name actually is Whisenhunt. It's pronounced Wizzen-hunt. We confirmed that pronunciation when she first started working with us. And I double-checked just to make sure. I just didn't want you to think I'm blatantly disregarding the pronunciation of her name. :)

Thanks again,

Translation: Don't mess with Laurie Johnson.


Mindy said...

was it really Lauren's mom writing in? :)

Todd Richards said...

Don't you love it when someone attempts to correct you only to be in need of correction themselves? Good times. As I was reading it, I thougth to myself, "I can't believe Laurie would mispronounce someone's name so often that a listener felt the need to write in about it." Clearly my instincts were right.