Friday, June 01, 2007

Is it really that hard to spell Dwayne Wade?

In order to show support for the yesterday's spelling bee, has a photo gallery titled "Hardest Names to Spell in Sports". Ok, sure, I mean there's a lot of names in the sport's world that can be difficult to say, let alone spell. Just for shits and giggles lets look at a quick rundown of their list.

1. Tshimanga (Tim) Biakabatuka (pronounced: Bee-ak-ah-bah-TOO-kah)- Former NFL running back for the Carolina Panthers.

Boubacar Aw (pronounced: boo-bah-KAHR)- Former basketball player for the Georgetown Hoyas, he played for John Thompson Sr.

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (pronounced: Boom-shay Boom-shay)- Another former Georgetown alum, he had a very disappointingly career with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Orlando Magic(apparently, I really have no idea who the hell he is.)

Mark Buehrle (pronounced: BUR-LEE)- Current All-Star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (pronounced: kah-BEER BAH-jah BEE-ah-MIL-lah) - Current NFL defensive end for the Green Bay Packers.

Mark Grudzielanek (pronounced: grud-zuh-LAN-nick)- Current starting second baseman for the Kansas City Royals.

Guillaume Latendresse (pronounced: Guy - Yo - hm La - Ten - Dress)- I guess he's still playing(?) for the Montreal Canadians, I wouldn't know, last time I watched hockey, Patrick Roy was still playing.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh (pronounced: hoosh-mand-zaa-deh)- Yessir, T.J. Whosyomamma number two wide receiver in the NFL and he plays for my Cincinnati Bengals.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (pronounced: Sal-ta-la-macch-i-a)- Back-to-back players from my teams, Salty is a rookie catcher for my Atlanta Braves. He is also highly regarded as the top catching prospect in baseball.

Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced: Shuh-SHEV-ski)- Current head basketball coach for the Duke Blue Devils. I heard he's a pretty good coach....I suppose.

Doug Mientkiewicz (pronounced: mint-KAY-vich)- Current backup first baseman of the New York Yankees, he can't hit for shit, but he's pretty good defensively.

Nikolai Khabibulin (pronounced: hah-bee-BOO-lihn)- I don't know shit about hockey, but according to, this guy is pretty good and his nickname is the "Bulin Wall".

Okeme Oziwo (pronounced: oz-iwo)- He is a former Arizona State Sun Devil and a Harlem Globetrotter, but left the Globetrotters to pursue his doctorate in social work.

14. Jeff Samardzija (pronounced: sa-MAR-zhuh) - Nicknamed "the Shark" while setting records at Notre Dame but he has elected to stop playing football--even though he would've been a first round pick this year-- and instead signed a nice contract with the Chicago Cubs as a pitcher.

Wally Szczerbiak (pronounced: SIR-bee-ack)- Current basketball player for the Boston Celtics, but more known for his tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

So far so good right, all those names are pretty hard to spell and pronounce, but here is where I begin to get confused...

16. Dwayne Wade (pronounced:
Dwayne)- Wait, what? Dwayne Wade...are they serious? What is hard about that, Dwayne and Wade are both pretty common names. Oh he's a current superstar for the Miami Heat. But come on!

and finally...

Nikoloz Tskitishvili (pronounced: SKEE-tish-VEE-lee)- He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2002 as the fifth overall selection but he is no longer in the NBA.


Anonymous said...

Just letting you know you spelled Dwyane Wade wrong....not so easy is it?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's Dwyane, idiot.

Anonymous said...

yeah, and i've been telling everyone its Dwyane too, and nobody believes me.. they're all idiots, man..

and by the way, how black do you have to be to change the spelling of the traditional Dwayne to Dwyane?? seriously..

Anonymous said...

A mixture of the biggest dump I've ever taken and a hint of something the writer would like to call comedy but if you ask anybody else, they'd call it borderline mental retardation. Let's write an article about spelling and then spell the headline wrong. You can claim you did it purposely to be ironic all you want, but bottom line is, YOU ARE A FUCKSTICK.
Oh and homeboy, Dwayne or Dwyane, neither is convential. Typical spelling is Duane. Have a nice life.

Anonymous said...

But yeah, dude, it's spelled Dwyane. That was kind of the point of Wade's inclusion in the piece.

Anonymous said...

OK Anonymous who thinks she's smarter than F--KSTICK - you spelled conventional "convential". So take a suckpill.

Anonymous said...

LMAO you guys fighting is hella funny! xD but you're right its Dwyane not Dwayne. and lmao you spelled the headline saying his name is easy to spell wrong..WRONG! lmao

Women Leather Pants said...

Just letting you know you spelled Dwyane Wade wrong....not so easy is it?

Anonymous said...

You also spelled "Biakabatuka" wrong, his name is "Tshimanga BiakabUtuka" with a "u". This article is a real fail.