Trivia: How to pronounce "gif"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 23 09:42:04 UTC 2013

<<<If you want to name your kid Dwyane instead of Dwayne like Dwyane Wade,
go ahead (but it's still pronounced duh-wayne).>>>
WB:  When my daughter Katie was old enough to travel, we got her U.S. & ROC
passports. The Taiwanese bureaucrats spelled her English alias <AKTIE>. So,
for six years, whenever we traveled, we called her [ACK-Thai].

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

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