Lorrie (#515) 01-26-14

Along the street lining the motorcycle rally was a trailer with the sign, “LED Fusions, bike lights.” A petite blonde woman was quickly moving materials from place to place. She seemed a whirling dervish of activity. When I asked to photograph her, she giggled and said, “Me?” And I said, “Yeah, you. Why not?” She grinned, shrugged her shoulders, and said OK.


When I asked her name, she said (phonetically) Lori. So I asked, “L-O-R-I?” She said, “No, L-O-R-R-I-E.” I said that that spelling with two Rs, reminded me of the British term for truck, Lorry. Well, Lorrie lives in Cape Coral, FL, but her family is from England, so perhaps it is no coincidence.

In this project, I have met a Lauri and Lori, phonetically the same. The name can be spelled with an ‘O’ or ‘AU’, and one ‘R’ or two, and end with an ‘I’, ‘IE’, ‘Y’, or ‘EY’. I can’t do the arithmetic, but that is a lot of spelling possibilities.