The arrival of driver/hotty stunt double Leilani Münter on the Indy Pro Series scene is forcing bloggers everywhere to deal with the dreaded umlaut.
Indycar.com writer Dave Lewandowski set the bar high by replacing every "Munter" with "Münter" in the HTML code. The string "ü" is required in the HTML code to create umlaut u (ü) on a Web page.
"Dave has clearly gone into überdrive on the online writing front," said marginal blogger pressdog. "I get kind of tired of having Dave Lewandowski always kicking my ass. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but it hurts the same each time."
Lacking Lewandowski's online tools and sophistication (pressdog: "I can get the umlaut into the body of my post, but I can't get the (bad word) thing into the headline. [Really bad word] Oh, wait, I figured it out."), bloggers are faced with a dilemma: Either ignore the ü and just type Munter or search and replaced through the HTML code to get Münter.
"Tough call," said one blogger who asked not to be named. "If she wasn't so hot, I'd be tempted to just go with Munter. But given the exotic nature of the umlaut, it kind of adds to the hotness, so it may be worth the effort."
Bloggers have Münter's father to thank for the umlaut. According to Leilani's Web site, her mother was born and raised in Kona, Hawaii and her father was born and raised in Germany. See other fun facts about Münter here.
Rumors could not be confirmed that Danica Patrick will soon insist on having her name spelled "Dänica."