Wednesday, September 26, 2007
happy hyun day to you! we are the proud new owners (well, us and the bank) of a dark gray 2007 hyundai elantra. it has 40 miles on it, most of those from today, when i happily drove it around doing errands that require a car. i should add that as i drove (carefully), i listened with relish and geekiness to the temporary xm satellite radio (temporary because it's only free for three months, but i intend to enjoy it in the meantime). why geeky? well, i programmed in these channels: the bbc world service, music of the '40's, old-time radio drama, and three french stations.
i researched how to pronounce "hyundai" on the internets, and what i learned is that while the correct pronunciation has three syllables (as in, the actual korean pronunciation), in north america the company would prefer us to say it so it rhymes with "sunday."
which could be a possible name for this car -- my ideas so far include sunday, helen, and hermione. any other ideas?
(the photo above is borrowed from the hyundai website, but that's just what she looks like!)