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I found this and it gave me a wee laugh on a rainy Thursday. Feel free to contribute "friends of your's" image

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4187896.stm

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  • That did make me chuckle, thankyou PP (not peepee) image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Everyone can pronounce my name properly, just not great at spelling it.

    Despite filling in the forms in block capitals with black ink, whoever was typing the info into the computer at the electoral register decided to change it to Catherine image

    Then I got the third degree when I tried to point out their mistake image

    image I had a friend at school who swore me to secrecy about the fact her mum made her dad change his surname before they got married. It was one that ended with 'bottom' image

    A canny mum protecting her future offspring from playground bullying.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    I know an entire family of those and they kept their name and manned it out! Fair play I say but tough on the children. They are THE nicest people but Mrs S is mortified. 

    I also remember being told a story about a family whose surname was Dickey and the children were getting a hard time at school so the parents changed their name. Too late. The nicknames and torture continued till the last one left school! image

     

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I do feel sorry for number 7 on the list in the article, Peter *******, Northants.

    Funny story image.    Wonder if he had any children, and did he change it? 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Actually that's how I found the article. An old schoolfriend of mine passed away and I was checking the obituaries for the funeral arrangements and that name appeared further down the page. I couldn't believe it so of course Nosy McNosewich went looking... image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Oh PF. That's a shocker! image 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Change of font, apparently, for the peaky blinders. How're you finding it? I am in the habit of doing bold so I'll keep it up I think.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    Today at 14.48 from Nora

    Afternoon everyone,

    Good news - you will have noticed we’ve changed the forum post text font from Open Sans to Verdana. Verdana is well–known for its legibility on screen and across devices, and is recommended by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the British Dyslexia Association. The letters are slightly more spread out, larger and most importantly, a heavier weight. We’ve also changed the text colour to black. We do hope our visually impaired forum users, and those who have found the old font difficult to read, will find Verdana an improvement.

  • Just remembere. A secretary where I once worked printed me a name badge with my surname mispelt. When i pointed it out to her she said I had obviously spelt it wrong on the form! I think I know how to spell my own name. Some people are just idiots image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    gff I had a Chinese post grad who argued with me about the pronuciation of my name! image No cure for stupid!

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