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This Woman's Name Is Constantly Spelled Wrong At Starbucks And It's Hilarious

No, her name isn't "shame."

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David told BuzzFeed News that she is originally from South Wales, and her first name is Welsh.

But, she said, people have had trouble spelling her name her whole life.

"I've had people spell and say it incorrectly in both countries, even though it's not a very unusual name," she said.

Her name, pronounced "Sh-ah-n," is the Welsh equivalent of "Jane."


"Life's too short to get angry about things like this," she said. "It's funny, and the world needs more laughter."

David also has heard that Starbucks workers spell names wrong intentionally for publicity on Twitter, but she said she doesn't care if that's the case with her.

"I think that's a kind of cynical way of looking at it," she said. "I get a kick out of it, and if other people do too, that makes me happy."

David's hilarious Starbucks cups began to spread across the web after a friend did a story for the Bristol Post.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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