Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Funny Names

Now, you may not know this but Latin baseball players (especially Cubans) are known for having some very creative (i.e. wacked out) names. Here is my most recent favorite:

Esmailyn Gonzalez

Now, I don't know the story of how he got his name, but I can't help but smile and chuckle at the possibility that he was named due to someone smiling a lot. Maybe it was him as a baby or maybe it was his father or grandfather. But I am POSITIVE that's where it came from. You see, if you ask someone from Latin America who doesn't speak English to say the work "Smile" or the word "smiling" this is what it will sound like:


I say Es-my-ling = Esmailyn


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