[Ads-l] RES: pronunciation mess

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Thu May 26 16:18:12 EDT 2016

Then there is also the Irish gay couple: Patrick Fitzwilliam and William

Enviada em: quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2016 10:58
Assunto: Re: pronunciation mess

Poster:       "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
Subject:      Re: pronunciation mess

On Wed, 25 May 2016 22:08:29 Zone-0400 the ubiquitous Mr. Wilson Gray
<hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:30 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com>

> You're a funny man, Mr. Gray. By the way, Gray was my mother's maiden 
> name, so we are almost certainly related.
<pause quote>

Seriously, some time ago Mr. Gray posted a message on ADS-L describing how
his family acquired the surname "Gray" and how cousins of his did not.
Unfortunately I do not have a copy of that quite interesting message.

As a result of that message, I discovered that Mr. Gray's family had had the
surname "Gray" for longer than my family had had the surname "Landau".

<rsume quote>
A propos of the last-name-as-first-name thing, I have a Facebook friend
whose name is "Wilson Andrew."

Sometimes, parents can be merciless.
<end quote>

In 1984 Headquarters Corps of Engineers had both a Meredith Walters and a
Walter Meredith.  MW was the originator of the memorable quote "What?  You
dare to massacre my purple prose?"  Then there are Robert Adams and Adam
Roberts.  RA is a writer of blood and thunder fantasy.  AR wrote a book on
non-violent resistance.

   - James A. Landau (whose family took the surname "Landau" circa 1840)

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