Friday, December 26, 2008

Find me a Jordon, ANY Jordon please

The number one pet peeve of mine nowadays is when people send me emails and address me as Jordon.  This bothers me on a number of different levels.
  1. My signature on all my emails from my work email address reads as Jordan Rose
  2. I have never met anyone who spells their name J-o-r-d-O-n (I would understand Jordin for the American Idol winner)
  3. The country and river Jordan are spelled as such.
  4. The letter A on a QWERTY keyboard is only two keys away from the D.  The O is all the way on the other end.
Now what is REALLY amazing is that this happens with about 50% of the new clients/employees that contact me.  It seems to be getting worse over the last few years too.  If anyone has any explanation why this seems to occur so frequently, I would love to hear it.  Arguably the most famous athlete of all-time spells his name with an A, so I'm not quite sure where the confusion comes from.

NOTE:  I just used blogger spell check on this and Jordin was highlighted as incorrect while Jordon was left alone.  Maybe there are some Jordons out there.

3 comments:

Mommy, Esq. said...

Dude, cry me a river. That is my life. My email address says "i" not "e" for one letter in my name. It is in my signature block. Yet even junior associates spell it wrong. I have to forgive the partners but I point out to the junior associates when the are wrong. Attention to detail, folks. Not that hard.

Jordan Rose said...

Right but I have heard of many Kristens as well as Kristins. Common mistake. I haven't heard of any other Jordons.

Doe said...

Sorry, Jordon. The Lions have a rookie LB named Jordon Dizon. http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/jordon-dizon?id=1359 And there is a Jordon Cooper out there who seems to be almost as big a nerd as you. Jordon.