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    What's in a name?

    This story or should I say observation could get pretty crude or vulgar but I think I can express it to satisfy the guidelines of LTG. We'll see!?

    So today I was looking at LinkedIn and strolling through the various random people that showed up.

    The picture posted by one professional gentleman included his wife and children. As I was about to scroll to the next person I noticed his last name. The way it was spelled was fine. The problem was the way it is enunciated.

    So I imagined this guy must have been razzed quite a bit growing up; he certainly would have been where I grew up even in parochial school. I then began to think of his wife and family and wondered how they handle it.

    So here is the best way for me to get to the point...

    I imagined the husband and/or wife in a doctor's office and the following is heard over the intercom, or PA..."Mr or Mrs #oxhead....the doctor will see you now."

    I think you can figure out what letter # stood for.

    I'm not creative enough to make this up. And if Mr or Mrs # belongs to LTG my apologies.

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    Well, my neighbor of 15 years is Bill Sex. No joke. Originally from Ireland, has the brogue accent and all. Has a wife, and three kids, a boy and two girls, all out of college now.

    The boy in Little League had "Sex" on the back of his jersey! The girls, I'm guessing , developed a thick skin.

    Bill held a neighborhood cookout about 7 years ago, and correctly called a "Sex Party".

    I asked him seriously one time why he never changed his name, and he said it's his name, his forefather's name, etc. Never even crossed his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Well, my neighbor of 15 years is Bill Sex. No joke. Originally from Ireland, has the brogue accent and all. Has a wife, and three kids, a boy and two girls, all out of college now.
    Bill held a neighborhood cookout about 7 years ago, and correctly called a "Sex Party".
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    Ever have his photo taken on the beach?
    I myself went to grammar school with a kid named Richard Lovejoy but of course we all called him Dickie.
    My brother dated a girl named Rose Thorn for a while.
    Those're my favorites, the humorous homonyms:
    Friendly Amy Abel
    Jay Walker man of a thousand tickets
    Ali Katz
    Bill Kleckter
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    Don't forget Ben Dover

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    I felt sorry for a girl in HS. Chris Seman ( Or Seaman ) . I don't recall how it was spelled, but it was in roll call every day.
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    OK, I know how veers are frowned upon here, but I couldn't help but remember this Blues Name Calculator. It was posted quite a while ago, so some of the newer members may not have had a chance to check their roots.



    BTW, my name ends up being "Skinny Fingers Lee", so it seems fairly accurate.
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    Love it! I'm "Boney Back Hopkins"!

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    Immigrants to the US can have a particularly hard time. I used to work with a Korean guy named D*ng Suk-Shin (no joke). His parents had come over, so he went through the Brooklyn public school system as a boy. I can't imagine what that was like.
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