Monday, May 14, 2012

What's an Umlaut you ask?


My name is Noël. My whole life I got called Nole, because people don't know what an umlaut is.

Go ahead ask me how funny it was when I was a little girl and a substitute teacher would call roll and ask if Nole was present? And then giggling from all the little kids in the class would ensue and I would think in my little head voice... Clearly, I am not a boy! Did I mention when I was a Senior in high school even though I wouldn't touch an ROTC program with a ten foot pole, I was sent military info? Oh and did I also mention that once when I went to a mega church a pastor who was an idiot in my book, sent me a letter addressed "Dear Man of God" LOL that still makes me laugh to this day. And yes, I did just call a pastor an idiot, because Pastors are people. Just like teachers, politicians, fire fighters who can all be idiots as well... but that's a topic for another day, and no I am not bitter.

Okay moving on,
Do you know what an umlaut is? You DO!? Well... aren't you just a smarty pants. If you don't know, it is the two dots that should go over the E in my name so it's pronounced Noelle rather than Nole. So if you see me sign off as No..el it's because, while on my I phone I can put the dots over the E in my name, My Maccy and I haven't figured that one out yet. Techy Maccy users feel free to jump in and help a girl out there.

Well and then a very good nick namer gave me this nick name No dot dot el a while back and, well like nicknames often do, that one, it just stuck.

So I am No..el. And I like olives. The End. Just kidding.

No I'm not.
Yes I am Just Kidding,
No I'm really not.

23 comments:

Berts Blog said...

We are so glad we found your blog. No(dot)(dot)el. you are the cheer in our beer.

Only we dont' drink beer but we just mean your funny and we enjoy your blog.

bert and my vickie

No(dot dot)el said...

Ahh Bert, I'm so glad you did too. And I feel the same about your blog. YOU are one cute pup and it puts a smile on my face to see happy puppies. Be sure to tell your person they take great pics of you ;) wink wink!

Debi said...

Hey Noël! That's funny, I would have NEVER thought your name would be mis-pronounced. but as one of your handy dandy techy friends, if you are using a trusty mac just hold alt+u and then hit the e key. the alt+u will make the umlaut for whatever letter you want it to. :)

shontell said...

I think your dots are awesome. Just kidding. No I'm not. I like calling you No Dots for shorter than your long nick name. It's healthy to have several names. Just kidding. NO. I am not.

No(dot dot)el said...

Noël Noël Noël ... DEBI- You are a genius and I Love YOU! For this post I had to copy and paste my name from an email I sent from my Iphone. So lame, I know.

Shontelley-I like my dots and when You call me No Dots for short. It makes me happy. And so does that character from SNL. Just kidding, No I'm not!

LeiShell said...

I think it isn't such an uncommon name that people can't pronounce it! Idiots! My son gets called ELLIE...excuse me people...haven't you heard of Eli Whitney, or Eli Manning? It's ELI! UGH! And then there's my name...we won't even go there. I have been called every variation under the sun! (LAYSHELL) This made me laugh..cute post!

No(dot dot)el said...

@LeiShell- Well yah, total idiots that pronounce Eli as Ellie. Come On! And your name I would have said it phonetically and I would have been NOT an idiot! Thee hee hee :)

Erin said...

I love the story of how your blog name came to be! You're so funny :) Oh and since you asked, yes, I do know what an umlaut is, mostly, because I took French in high school. I don't remember much of it though :)

JoKnows said...

I think your name is lovely. And, yes I knew how to pronounce it! :) I also love Kristen Wiig. Maybe if SNL hired some more women, it would be funnier! Come onnnn.

No(dot dot)el said...

@ Erin I took French also but I don't remember anything but to say My name is and Do you speak French? That's it! Two years, and that's it!!
@Jo- Kristen Wiig is the absolute best! I'm trying to think of another woman on SNL that could even compete with her? Molly Shannon I think would be the only one that comes to mind.

Kelly said...

You are AWESOME!!! Love coming to your blog for a little slice of fun!!!

No(dot dot)el said...

@ Kelly thanks, I try to not take myself too seriously. There is enough serious in this life right?

Cami said...

THis post made me smile big!! Thanks for the smile :)

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

You can imagine the things I'm called with the name, Amory. ;) The best one was A-money at Starbucks one time.

Jill said...

Hilarious! Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! Following via GFC! Would love for you to visit my little corner of blogland!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

MandaJ said...

I'd totally call you "No-el". I mean, Nole. Really?


Eat Cake

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I wish I had an umlaut in my name. You're super with those dots..

I'm your newest follower from the hop!

Hubba said...

I'm a new follower! Feel free to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com Thanks!

Michelle said...

I just learnt something :) I'm a new follower from the blog hop :)

No(dot dot)el said...

@Cami thanks for stopping by. Glad I could make you smile.
@ Irishmom aka A$ - silly people!
@Jill Thanks for stopping by, I"m headed over there right now.
@Manda- I"m going EAT CAKE tomorrow for my girls b-day
@Thrifty Crafty Girl- I wish my blog name was thrifty and crafty because I love both of those things.
@Hubba- Thanks for stopping by. I will head over there right now.
@Michelle- that's awesome! I will head over there now.

WOW! Thanks you all sure do know how to make a girl feel good :)

Erin said...

No I don't speak French . . . I remember a few things, but not enough to have much of a conversation, a lotta good that did me! Oh well :)

No(dot dot)el said...

@ Erin I don't speak it either. It is a such a pretty language I wish I did.

Jaimie said...

I guess I'm a smarty pants because I already knew what an umlaut was. Also, the name "Noel" makes me think of the Christmas song "The First Noel," so I always pronounce it with two syllables--no-el. I think anyone who says it "Nole" or hears it as a guy's name is just silly--and reading it all wrong!

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