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Thread #102820 Message #2087638
Posted By: Don Firth
26-Jun-07 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: Weird last names
Subject: RE: Weird last names
In the very long-running comic strip Gasoline Alley, Skeezix Wallet and his wife, Nina (whose full maiden name, by the way, was "Nina Clock") had a baby. Picking out names for the new little boy, they came with "Michael Thomas." Walt Wallet, Skeezix's adoptive father, came up with the suggestion that they might want to rethink that.
"Look at the initials he'll have," said Walt. "M. T. Wallet!"
A cautionary tale for all new parents!
P. S. I recall a news story some years ago about an overly sports-minded couple who were avid fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks. They named their firstborn son "Ray Zorback."
Too damned bad we don't do public floggings anymore!