A judge threw out a lawsuit filed against Ellen DeGeneres over a wisecrack she made that mocked a woman’s name. TMZ.com reports that DeGeneres pronounced the first name of real estate agent Titi Pierce as “titty” rather than “Tee Tee,” the woman’s preferred pronunciation, during the daytime host’s “What’s Wrong With These Signs?” segment.
The Georgia woman sued DeGeneres’ show back in June.
The case “forced a judge to actually break down the English language for the woman suing Ellen’s show … before tossing the case out of court,” TMZ reports.
The report adds: “In the docs, the judge articulated exactly why Ms. Titi’s got no case: ‘The letter “i” in the English language can be pronounced in several ways. While Titi chooses to pronounce her name with “e,” there is nothing demonstrably false in pronouncing it with “i” as DeGeneres did.'”