More published photos

2007-02-16

in Daily updates, Oxford, Photography

First, it was The Oxford Student. Now, the 2007 Wadham College Gazette, produced by the college and distributed to students past and present, features two photos that I took and posted on various websites. The back cover is a photo I took of the flowers behind the cloisters last spring. Happily, they credited me for the images. Unhappily, they called me Milan Llnckyi.

Now, I can understand how a person sees Smyth and writes Smith. I cannot see how someone sees Ilnyckyj, just wings it, and writes ‘Llnckyi.’ Every single website from which these photos might have been taken (blog, Facebook, and Photo.net) includes my name in full. Incredulity aside, I have invented a mnemonic for the aid of future generations:

I
Love
New
York
City.
Kate (Happy Birthday)
Yodels
Joyfully.

Add this to the pronunciation guide, in Ilnyckyj lore. Still, I am flattered that the college found my photos worthy of printing and distributing.

PS. I really can’t be too scathingly critical. I have been double and triple checking this entry to make sure I haven’t committed the spectacular gaff of misspelling my own name.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous February 17, 2007 at 2:04 am

Illness
Leaves
Nimble
Young
Children
Killed:
Yellow,
Jaundiced.

Mike Kushnir February 17, 2007 at 8:45 am

that’s okay. i can sympathize.

it’s hard enough to get people to pronounce my name properly back home; the french, however, find it impossible to do.

it’s
largely
not
your
charm
killing
your
jubilation.

Anon @ Wadh February 17, 2007 at 2:16 pm

Madman
Imagine
Launching
Attacks
Nuclear

In
Legendary
New
York
City
Kilotons
Yield
Catastophe

What was the other photo they published?

Milan February 17, 2007 at 2:37 pm

The other photo is this one, on South Parks Road. (Page 4 of the gazette)

R.K. February 17, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Intrepid
Lions
Newborn
Yaks,
Chilly
Kangaroos,
Young
Jackals.

Anonymous April 15, 2007 at 7:49 pm

The 2007 Wadham College Gazette is available online as a PDF.

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