Or is it?
What’s in a name?
Yesterday I was talking to a fellow NARI member and he said NARI is pronounced like sari (sa-ree). I mentioned we had both sat in a meeting when the national president announced (tongue in cheek) that the debate was over, NARI sounds like Mary (mare-ee). End of debate. Well, not in Minnesota.
Minnesotans are known for their vocal nuance, just watch the movie Fargo, yes they do sound like the characters in the movie. To further complicate things the Minnesota Chapter of NARI is devoted to following the national leadership, except in this matter. Some members of the Minnesota executive group has decided that NARI is properly enunciated by saying NA-REE, end of story, fogetaboutit, go away, we’re right and your not.
What’s funny about this is its a small thing and of no great concern to members. Members are concerned about regulations, the economy and maybe even the Swine Flu, but we don’t really care how you pronounce NARI.
Me, I like to pronounce it NARI (EN-AREE).