indigo at WELL.COM
Fri Jul 26 06:41:17 UTC 2002
>This reminds me. Some years ago a New Yorker named Okun (name derives
>from Russian, where okun' designates the fish "perch") told me that
>despite being Jewish, he was contacted as a college freshman by the
>Catholic student group with an invitation to join. The letter was
>sent in good faith under the mistaken assumption that his name is
>Irish; it was addressed to him as O'Kun.
My partner's last name is Ozawa, a reasonably common Japanese name. People
sometimes try O'Zawa on her. Weird!
indigo at well.com
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