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tsuwm #176628 05/06/08 04:41 AM
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I grew up in Indy, and I can vouch for the fact that the Indy 500 Bump Day tradition goes back as early as the 1960s. (Lordy I'm getting old.)

And of course Bump Day is the day that faster qualifiers can still get into the race by knocking the driver off the bubble!

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Query, Steffani, and welcome aBoard. Should I think of Steffani being pronounced the same as when it's spelled Stephanie, or as in Gwen? I find myself switching back and forth, and it is unsettling!

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Thanks for the welcome! I'm embarrassingly geeked about finding the Wordsmith.org website.

In my case Steffani is pronounced the same as Stephanie. My mom was a German immigrant which might explain the spelling somewhat.

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Hi Steffani! Does you mom say it "shtefahni"? Do you have a nickname "Steffi" (or "shteffi"? I stayed with a German family in Chile, and they had a daughter they called Steffi (with the sh sound). Just curious! :0)

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For some reason, when she'd say my whole name (Steffani) she didn't "Sh" most of the time. She usually called me Steffi, though and that was "Sh"teffi probably 90% of the time.

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Welcome Steffi.

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