Last night Corrie and I were reading one of her favorite books, Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton. And it always bugs me a little, because this book was clearly written with the intended pronunciation of "pajama" as rhyming with "Alabama"–it’s part of the word play.
And yet, there is a whole segment of the population (including me) that pronounces the word the
only correct alternate way, as in rhyming with "drama". I submit to you that we have been discriminated against for far too long.
This ugly truth is only further evidenced in the kids’ computer game Pajama Sam. The creators are clearly attempting a clever, sing-songy title but it DOESN’T WORK if you pronounce "pajama" the
only correct alternate way:
In fact, I’m beginning to suspect a vast, JAMMA-pronouncing conspiracy. Pa-JAHM-a prounouncers, will you take it anymore? Will you?
Let’s settle this once and for all right now, because I’m
completely out of blog fodder and have resorted to meaningless surveys this is important stuff. What say you, readers?
Next up, we’ll be tackling breastfeeding vs. bottlefeeding, and then public schooling vs. homeschooling. Stay tuned.