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    Quote Originally Posted by didgery View Post
    Shock-OH-Lot. Like Chocolat (as the people above suggested).
    I think I like this pronunciation
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    Quote Originally Posted by findeight View Post
    Jhakalot.

    I'll be back to announce the winner...have fun guessing.
    "Entry number 283, please come to the announcer's stand..."
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    Default Hay

    I do horse show announcing at the local level and boy have I seen some hard to pronounce last names on humans. Also, our registration the human has to write out their own show cards. Everyone, please write your names clearly. I feel bad screwing up people's names.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pines4equines View Post
    I do horse show announcing at the local level and boy have I seen some hard to pronounce last names on humans. Also, our registration the human has to write out their own show cards. Everyone, please write your names clearly. I feel bad screwing up people's names.
    Haha this made me laugh . Last week my dad put the name Hilary on the entry blank and my name is Hayley. No idea where he got that name.



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    Jacque-a-lot...

    makes me think that it's an awful spelling of Chocolate/Chocolat



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    initial response . . .

    jhack a lot

    or jock a lot

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    I'd guess: zhock-ah-lo..."zh" like Dr. Zhivago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
    "Entry number 283, please come to the announcer's stand..."



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    Jack-o-low, but with the French z-ish J, is how I would pronounce it. Actually, it looks sort of like jock-o-low.
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    "...I'm sorry, we have no information on this horse. In second place is..."
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    It's always the well intentioned announcer getting the privilege to announce "sixth place Jack A Lot ridden by Juana Shagg "
    Trying to straighten out names doesn't help much either. I know someone who wrote (shoe) next to her entry after her name Schuh was announced skew.. shoe ended up show. What good is hooked on phonics if you cannot pronounce shoe ?



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    Default hooked on phonics?

    Years ago my mom was doing the entry booth at a show in Malibu when someone submitted an entry for a horse named Jerome. My mom commented that "Jerome" seemed like a funny name for a horse, whereupon she was informed that his name was Jeremy.
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    I've actually had an annoucer say "I'm sorry honey, I can't figure out your name and I can't figure out your horses name either."



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    Quote Originally Posted by fourmares View Post
    I've actually had an annoucer say "I'm sorry honey, I can't figure out your name and I can't figure out your horses name either."



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    you don't want to know what I think it is pronounced as.
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    Default Just for the heck of it...

    Im gunna go with...

    Ja(Like the french way)-Coal-oh

    hahaha

    I tried to think of how to write it, but this makes the most sense to me... lol



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    Default have not read any of the other posts

    I would say chocolate.
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    Chocolate.

    I pronounced it as thought the name in question was Pinyin (westernized written Chinese) and came up with the above. I don't think it is Pinyin, but I liked the result.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn/aissance View Post
    "...I'm sorry, we have no information on this horse. In second place is..."

    Honorable mention.

    I called it as Shock-o-laaa and sort of slurred it (kind of an announcer trick when you aren't sure). Kids name was, get this, Charyn which I translated as Sharon.

    Mom got in my face at the gate over the mispronunciation of both.

    Chocolate is the winner but just the plain old modern English pronunciation. Kids name was Karen.

    Can't make this stuff up folks. Forget the creative spelling of common words and names if you ever want it over a PA system.
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    OK, that gave me a giggle. Well, I'm sorry the mom got in your face but the weird-assed name stuff was just too funny. I don't know you, but I can totally see your expression when the mom laid into you.

    Charyn = Karen? Are you kidding me? And forget the horse's name -- that's just plain weird.

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