Troubles with one's names
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat Sep 11 16:33:48 EDT 1999
On Sat, 11 Sep 1999 23:24:02 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:
>On Fri, 10 Sep 1999 alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca wrote:
>> And as to troubles with one's names... well, my (full) name is Ioana
>> Alexandra Bolintineanu, and I always knew the (Canadian) teacher had
>> reached it when his/her brow and mouth puckered up and helpless
>> noises began to emerge...
>I draw attention to my surname: Andinach.
>Spelled and pronounced in a variety of interesting ways.
It looks so SIMPLE. If I didn't get about a million different variations on
Proffitt (along with all the attendant and obligatory jokes) I wouldn't
I mean, REALLY. I can see not being able to spell Proffitt right the first
time. But...how hard is it to pronounce the stupid thing? Gripe gripe
gripe. Though it is a good shibboleth for catching telemarketers. They
never get it right, and while they're stumbling over it, I can merrily hang
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