“Pat! Vanna! I’d Like to Sell a Vowel”
I wrote a check the first time
April and I went on a date. We were in
It isn’t just
not being in the Old Neighborhood in
The best way to deal with this is with a sense of humor. I’ve saved address labels and such over the years. This collection, plus a trust fund, will be part of my legacy to my daughters. View the carnage (683k JPG)
Just When You Thought There Couldn’t Be Any More Variations …
Here are some new ones, added in September, 2006. Give people points for creativity, especially when combining my name with my April’s. Also, look at the “beta” spelling of my name on the bottom right – rather than write a new check, they exhibited fiscal prudence and basically just admitted that they needed two tries to get it right.
While it was not the most creative mangling, SAS Institute’s recent profile of me on their Web site was certainly the most prominent. As such, it warrants a separate file (view). To their credit , they fixed it within hours of my somewhat bemused call to them.
July 2009 additions … My favorite in this batch is my Chapel Hill High visitor’s pass “frank dilonic” You go to the office, carefully print your name in the visitor’s log, then who-knows-what happens when they look at “DiIorio” and transform it to “dilonic” Maybe the result would be different if the kids were in some fancy-pants private school? Hmmm … too late. View the latest maulings