“Alicia Silverstone reminds everyone that it’s pronounced Ah-lee-see-ah” links

2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Alicia Silverstone says we’ve been pronouncing her name wrong. [OMG Blog]
Emma Stone looks cute in sportswear in LA. [Just Jared]
Helen Hunt wanted to do a “multiracial Twister sequel.” Okay. [Dlisted]
Jennifer Lopez’s crop top and perfect early-aughts ensemble. [LaineyGossip]
Lord, I hate Jackie Kennedy’s second wedding dress. [Go Fug Yourself]
McDonald’s sells birthday cakes?!? [Seriously OMG]
The US hits a grim marker: 600,000 Americans have died of Covid. [Buzzfeed]
RuPaul is writing his autobiography. [Towleroad]
Marjorie Taylor Greene pretended to learn something at the Holocaust Museum. [Jezebel]
Love After Lockup arrest details. [Starcasm]
What food is made with hate? Good question. [Pajiba]

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  1. faithmobile says:

    How else would you pronounce it ?

  2. EnormousCoat says:

    Well she’s been giving out bad information about vaccines, so bye Ah-Lee-Shuh.

    • Darla says:

      Oh has she?! I am not even surprised because she is so woo, and every time I see her I can’t help thinking about her deodorant situation. lol. It’s so hot nowadays, I just don’t want to be around someone who is too woo for deodorant I am sorry.

      • ME says:

        Whenever I see her or hear her name, I immediately think about how she used to chew up her baby son’s food in her OWN mouth and then feed it to him…just like birds do. I hope she doesn’t do that anymore !

      • Hyrule Castle says:

        @Me

        You mean “just like millions of mothers and caregiver do, around the world?”.
        Would you also be surprised to know that babies, in other countries, actually EAT the food of their culture?!
        They don’t eat food from little jars that some company has decided is best!
        Imagine that.

        It’s a big, wide world my dear.

        Look further than your own society.

      • Lua says:

        Ummm…wow…she didn’t say anything negative about the food she was feeding to her baby, she said it was strange that she chewed it and spit it baby bird style into her childs mouth! Calm down!

      • EnormousCoat says:

        She’s spoken out against childhood vaccines because, of course, “all natural” is better – and she personally knows people whose lives “were never the same” after being vaccinated (presumably because they are still alive). I just can’t listen to anyone who spews this arrogant, ignorant, and dangerous nonsense. And I have yet to see a full retraction and apology from her so I will forever roll my eyes at her.

      • ME says:

        @ Hyrule Castle

        Ok you don’t even know what society/culture I belong to. I just said “i hope she doesn’t do that anymore”…ummm because her son is like 10 years old now.

        @ Lua

        Thank you !

      • Jules says:

        @hyrule- lol whaat?

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Hayride I think you missed the joke. The kid is 10 and At-Lee-Shuh still talks about him like he is the only special kid ever. “Me” is hoping the kid isn’t still being coddled as much.

      • Kkat says:

        Hayride 😂😂

      • Jaded says:

        @Hyrule Castle …many babies in other cultures don’t have access to baby food, nor do their mothers have the financial means to buy food processors/blenders to make their own baby food, hence the chewing up of “grown up food” to feed their kids. Al-i-cee-ah remains an insufferable, sanctimonious know-it-all.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Everyone I know with that spelling pronounces it the more common A-lee-sha, but she’s had to correct people since Clueless came out.

    • Killfanora says:

      I was at school with a girl called Alice-iah and she would correct us if it was pronounced any other way.

  4. Merricat says:

    Lol. About 20 + years ago, I wrote for entertainment news, and she was on my beat. I remember, because she made a big deal out of this the first time around. I’m surprised that it’s still an issue.

  5. tealily says:

    Been saying it.

  6. KPS says:

    Wow, I was totally losing sleep over this! Now I can rest. I’ve been mispronouncing “vaccine”. Bye whats-your-name 😂

  7. candy says:

    As if!

  8. Reece says:

    My full name ends in C-I-A and yeah people pronounce it “sha” all the time. Sometimes I get so tired of correcting people that I just let it go. It’s so nice when a random person pronounces it correctly.

  9. Piratewench says:

    I have some kind of inability to do anything but love her. Clueless hit at some formative part of my brain’s development and even though she’s nutty and has outright foolish vaccine ideas, I just love her. Same with Drew Barrymore.

    • Twin falls says:

      Not so much her, but same on Drew Barrymore. Drew is my entire childhood to young adulthood to middle agedhood.

  10. Eurydice says:

    Over 600,000 die of cancer every year. I knew it was a big number, but not that it was so big.

    • Kkat says:

      Umm it’s that fact that if it hadn’t been bungled so badly, 600,000 people didn’t have to die.
      It would have been a far smaller number

      And it’s not over yet, at all.
      Let’s see how many people the delta varient takes out

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Kkatm and we have a 10% Delta variant already having taken hold in the US, per Dr. Fauci so it’s safe to say that the numbers will continue to increase.
        As for wearing a mask, I will stop in about 1+ year(s), as I have an insufficient immune system.
        Plus, we haven’t even hit 35% of inoculation here in Texas and the number of coronavirus cases are up to over 200 I’m my county alone.

    • tealily says:

      Oh, well that’s okay then.

      ???

  11. Jensies says:

    McDonald’s DOES make birthday cakes and this kind you for reminding me of that. When I was a kid, these were BOMB, like actually really good. I doubt they’d hold up but I’m tempted.

  12. Sandra says:

    Boy, went down a rabbit hole clicking on the Jackie Onassis link. Fascinating stuff that I never knew before, and I grew up during her Reign!
    Fun reading about very questionable rich people.🤑

  13. Lena says:

    I make over-easy eggs with hate. Damn things either stick to the pan or break when I flip them. I’m just a bad cook I guess.

  14. Plums says:

    People have been saying Alicia Silverstone’s name? This decade?

    • Justjj says:

      This is what I thought too. I don’t know who utters the alternate name of Claire Horowitz in 2021?

  15. paranormalgirl says:

    I guess I’m not understanding why, regardless of one’s feelings about another person, respecting her boundaries of how to pronounce her name is so difficult. I saw it on here with Anne Hathaway when she corrected the spelling of her name (the mocking “AnnE” and now the “OK, A-lee-sha.”) Our names mean something to us. They are important.

    • Jillie says:

      I agree with you. I don’t agree with her about vaccines and all that, but I think it’s really rude and stupid people are mispronouncing her name cuz she doesn’t believe in science lol. It’s still her name, it’s infantile and spiteful to keep saying it wrong on purpose.
      Also people always say my name wrong all the time so I take this personally lol.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I actually find her a little insufferable and the vax thing really bugs me, but it’s, as you lovelies have agreed, just disrespectful to deliberately mispronounce her name.

    • Mia says:

      I agree. It is basic respect and she is not wrong for correcting people. One of my sister’s has a name that is often mispronounced. I have a common name that is often spelled incorrectly. I get really annoyed in both cases when my sister says how to pronounce her name and people just ignore it or I say how my name is spelled and people still use the incorrect spelling. It just shows that the people doing it (like repeat offenders) don’t value you enough to listen and won’t even make an effort to try.

      • GrnieWnie says:

        wellllll I also find that monolingual speakers just…don’t language well. It’s not always deliberate. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt.

        I’m reminded of a German woman in my Japanese class who had excellent English, but couldn’t make the sounds of Japanese if you paid her. Drove me nuts, but so it is sometimes.

      • Dashen'ka says:

        Yeah, most of the time I find that people who make these comments are White Americans with recognizable Anglo names. I guess if your name is Sara or Joe, you might find it “self-centered” or “annoying” for people to be constantly correcting others on the pronunciation of their name because you don’t know what it’s like to constantly have your name butchered by people too lazy to consider that other cultures and languages exist. I live in the US and have a very mildly challenging Slavic first name. People act like I’m insisting on being addressed as “Your Majesty” because I ask that it is said correctly and do not answer to American variants.

      • Mia says:

        @ Dashen’ka No. I am actually not White American. My family is Black and Canadian. What is funny is that people claim even though we were born in Canada that we have some “strange accents”. I never thought my parents had an accent because I am used to their voices. But they do as they were born in the Caribbean/native English speakers and so perhaps we do say certain words in a different way, but not so much for many to always claim it is “hard to understand”. My mother actually got crap from people at her work for saying/spelling some words (spelt vs. spelled) things in the British way too.

        But anyway, as soon as I or my sister open our mouths it seems people (usually White Canadians) are ready to not understand us off the bat. We have some good laughs about it when it isn’t irritating us.

        @GrineWnie I do try and give people the benefit of the doubt. But sometimes I think I know enough about microaggressions from lived experience to know that sometimes certain people don’t want to make the effort/make assumptions. I think it depends on the situation. And I do not give people who speak English as a second language a hard time about spelling my name correctly at all.

    • tealily says:

      100% agree.

    • Killfanora says:

      Yep, I’m with you too.

    • Jayna says:

      Right on. Why wouldn’t she want her name pronounced correctly?

  16. The Recluse says:

    I used to work for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. They must have loved having that nazi come to visit and then babble her usual nonsense. Ugh.
    She learned nothing. She remains a horrible human being.

    • Willow says:

      She’s never apologized or backed down on anything else before, so I am really curious and suspicious about the real reason for this 180.

  17. Oona says:

    I had a colleague whose name was Alice. She insisted on being called Ah-lee-see :-D

  18. Justwastingtime says:

    It’s common respect to pronounce someone’s name correctly. I expect it from other people and I make the effort for other people.

    • Anne says:

      …thank you. This isn’t any different than using the right pronouns, no matter how much one likes or dislikes that person. Names are part of the identity, too.