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FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Tue Dec 7 21:08:35 UTC 2004

I read somewhere recently that the David Bowie (whose real name is Jones) chose Bowie after the name of the knife so that he could 'cut through the crap.'  I'm not sure what 'the crap' was/is that he wanted to cut through, but if he did name himself after the knife, but not 'booey'?
Sounds suspicious, unless he saw the word and never heard it or the Brits pronounce it differently from US folks.
Mine is problematic, of course, because of the rather more famous person of
the same name in spelling but different in pronunciation (his surname is
bo.i, mine is bu.i). What i always found most fun was having people from
Bowie, a town in Maryland spelled *and* pronounced the same way as mine,
pronounce it like the performer (presumably distracted by the first name).


David Bowie                               
    Jeanne's Two Laws of Chocolate: If there is no chocolate in the
    house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
    chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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