Column: Small town, big family tree
I’ve always thought of my last name as a mixed blessing.
Unless you know it or have incredible luck, chances are you wouldn’t pronounce it the “right” way the first time you saw it. As I always say, it’s like a birth-given telemarketer detection service.
The phone rings, and someone attempts to muddle through an introduction, but it’s easy to tell.
“Hello, I’m John from ACME Incorporated. Is this Miss… Hooey? Hovey? Hoo?”
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