I was working on a Stat 421 project with a fellow grad student named Pha Que. He pronounced it for me and I started laughing. He said he couldn't wait until he returned home to his home country so Americans will stop laughing at his name. I apologized and said that it was an okay name...it just caught me off guard.
My high school German teacher's husband was Harry Furr.
You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.
The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.
When I worked at a music/video store in California, one of our rental customers was named "Honey Graham." It was on her license. Not that its all that terrible, but I wouldn't saddle one of my kids with that kind of name.
All people who make sweepingly generalized, stupid, uninformed comments are idiots.
What are the worst names you have ever actually heard of a real person? (Not counting Ima Hogg and La-a urban legends.) It can be a really weird one, or some of the "trendy" new made-up names that a lot of kids are now being named.
Poor Farnold Degand had it pretty rough. :( Whenever my husband and I would hear his name at a game, we'd say, "Hey, Faaarnold!" (like from the old Nickelodeon show).
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