J is for Just Sayin

Just how hard is it to think of J things?
Like my name? Or my husband’s? Or the four hundred Jennifers I’m required to know because of when I was born?

I am a J thing.

J names must surely be the hardest for people to pronounce.
On a regular basis I am Joelle, Joni, Jody, and Joy.

It starts in school, the J of it.

“Think of a word that starts with the same letter as your first name.”
“Can you name three words that start with J?”
“Make an acrostic about yourself using your name!”

I wasn’t bitchy enough in grade school, or I’da been in the principal’s office for sayin, “Fuck you Mrs. Koepper. Fuck you jauntily.”

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78 Responses to J is for Just Sayin

  1. orbthefirst says:

    Jury, Jaundice, and Janet.
    Never dated a Janet. Always liked that name, but could never find anyone that wasnt 20 years older than me with it.
    Just sayin. πŸ˜›

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  2. baldjake70 says:

    I have never had an issue with my first name. The last name is a different story entirely. It is like they do not know the rules. For the love of the gods, if you cannot pronounce it, then spell it. I know how my name is spelled, I will let you know who I am once you do so. It beats the hell out of me not responding because you are too damn ignorant to pronounce my name correctly, and you thinking that I am not here.

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  3. Hmmmm …. Justice, Jockey, Jeremiah. There. Three words with J’s. πŸ™‚

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  4. I would be one of those Jennifers. There were at least 2 of us in all my elem. school classes.

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  5. Benson says:

    I used to have issues with my first name in Grade School. I grew out of it slowly as I entered High School. A jaunty fuck!? Haven’t we all had one of those in our time? I rather like Joelle. It sounds like a missing member of Superman’s family.
    For God’s sake, keep a grip on it, Janet.

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  6. blogmomrocks2 says:

    Try names that start with the letter ‘Y’. It’s Yvonne, not Yvette.

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    Jazz. Juniper. Jell-O. Three words that start with J. Jules. Justine. Jasmine. Three names that start with J. I like this game, just saying…

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  8. Girth & Grace says:

    Jaded, Jesting, Juxtapose! This Jennifer sends her regards! β™₯

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  9. jan says:

    Everyone knows that J starts for Jan, Just Jan, Jolly Jan and Jumping Junipers Jan

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  10. kirizar says:

    I envied the names which began with swooping letters. The fat, roundness of J in its cursive form is a warm hug of self-satisfaction. Instead, I was saddled with the letter K–it is the clumsy colt of letters, with legs sticking out at odd angles like it is kicking a pesky fly. It is elbows flying–a visual karate chop. Kittens would climb its branches and slip the slope which forms a wye in the center of its angular salute. It is a tricky letter because it sounds like C sometimes (or vice versa). For example, carapace is a devious word that hides its consonantal-K plosives behind a more pleasant curving letter the way a beetle hides wings beneath a hard, candy coating shell. C often steals the lead from the reclusive letter K. That is when K is heard at all. Sometimes, K is a coward and huddles behind the valiant N who protects it; knees, knights and knots want nothing to do with the actual letter K. Kingfishers, Krill and Kilimanjaro would laugh if they knew they shared the same spot in the alphabet with known, knitting and knickerbockers. (Though the latter word tries to make up for its silent start with a double-punch coughing K stuttering through the middle and end.) Perhaps we are born to the names we are given, or we are defined by their inherent nature. You, the J-spawned jumping, joyous, jade and jasper jewel, having the occasional stumble over foreign Jalapenos perhaps will have sympathy for the indecisive, crisscrossed character my K-name possesses. And that would be just keen.

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  11. Judy Martin says:

    Jelly, jolly, jamboree! It is not easy thinking up ‘J’ words although there are loads of ‘J’ names! πŸ™‚

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    Wow. I don’t mind clicking the ‘Like’ button and I usually like to leave comments, but this it kind of homeworky…just sayin’

    Daniel – Dangerous

    Jump
    Jury
    Jackass (no offense, it’s just one of my favorite words)

    Doesn’t
    Always
    Notice the obvious

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    • joey says:

      Oh my goodness, almost no one understood me. LOL
      I was complaining about having to do these things in elementary school. Those were things asked of us. I hadn’t realized HOW this was interpreted!
      Acrostics with D had to be better, easier ones!

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  13. J is a great letter for a name. Just look at the Duggars. Joyfully, opening, everything, yours.

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  14. Spanglish Jill says:

    It’s not easy being J. No way JosΓ©.. I’ve been called Joe, Jeel, Hill, Gel and I was always asked “Where’s Jack?” Whether a Jen-tile, Jew, Jehovah or Jah-lovah – no mattah – just don’t go tellin people yer a Jihadi.
    Just sayin…

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  15. Anxious Mom says:

    No one ever had trouble pronouncing my name, but the misspelling can be annoying. It’s one thing if you just got to know me, but if we share DNA you should know how to spell by the time I’m 32!

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  16. Josh Wrenn says:

    Jazzy, Justice, Jesus? – Josh.

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    • joey says:

      Are you jazzy, justice, and Jesus, Josh? How did you handle your grade school acrostics?

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      • Josh Wrenn says:

        Usually just did one for each letter of the name. I think my J word was usually something like joyful or something like that. But I like Jazzy Justice and Jesus. Because Jazzy is cool. I have a strong sense of Justice. And well, I am obviously the messiah! Hehe.

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  17. larva225 says:

    Fuck you jauntily ought to be emblazoned on Tshirts and coffee mugs everywhere.

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  18. Luanne says:

    Well, that’s a new way of using jauntily! My mom and I were playing that bananagrams game and we were both getting so frustrated with the freaken Js they stick in that game. I finally had enough and said we had to get rid of the god damn Js out of our lives because NOTHING starts with a J. And, yes, I said it emotionally. My mom reminded me her name is Janet.
    My daughter’s middle name is Jennifer . . . . I wanted it to be Jen, after my great aunt Jen, but hubby said if it was Jen he wanted it to be Jennifer.

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  19. John Holton says:

    Jingle, jerboa, Judea. We never had teachers who made us write acrostics. Probably just as well.

    “Fuck you jauntily.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I’ll have to remember that one…

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  20. Jacinta, Juanita, Jolanda, and Jose. (I grew up out west.) jumpin Jehoshaphat Joey, don’t be so worked up about having a J name.

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  21. dalecooper57 says:

    I like the way you juggled that jumble of juxtapositions. Jackpot!

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  22. joannesisco says:

    Good grief, I’m glad we didn’t have to do acrostics when I was in school. I had enough trouble just learning how to cursively write my name. God, I HATED the letter J 😦

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  23. Pistachios says:

    Random fact: Last time I checked, there are no drug names (registered in Australia) starting with the letter J. There are a few brand names, but no actual drug molecules. I always thought that was weird coz I like the letter J, and think it works well with names.
    Hmm… some of my favourite J words: jovial, jacaranda, judicious, justification…

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  24. Liz Brownlee says:

    πŸ™‚ My brother is Jeremy. Juice. Jollity (I love that word) jangle, jingle, joke, jewels, jaguar. Ooh, Jet! I love J words, they rock! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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  25. Whenever anyone says “Judy” I know to look around for a ‘mature’ woman of my age. Judy Garland didn’t do any of us a favor. And, my daughter’s name is Jennifer. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Hmm…I like Judy, but you’re right, I can’t think of any young Judys or Judiths…
      Jennifer is classic. I think half the women my age are called Jennifer…lotsa Angelas and Amandas as well…

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