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02-22-2013 05:52:56

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There was a farmer of Polish descent that lived near where I grew up. His name started with G and was 13 letters long. No one could pronounce it so people just called him G13.

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02-22-2013 07:28:29

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 Re: Odd spelling... in reply to low budget, 02-22-2013 05:52:56  
When I was in boot camp in the Marine Corps, we had a kid in our platoon with a long, impossible Polish name.

The Drill Instructor said, "As long as you're in my platoon, your name is Smith". We had no other Smiths.

And it worked. The DI would call "Smith" and the kid would answer up. In fact, we all called him Smith.

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02-22-2013 10:46:29

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 Re: Odd spelling... in reply to Goose, 02-22-2013 07:28:29  
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The one we had in our platoon was just called "Alphabet".

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Dan T in Mo

02-22-2013 16:47:49

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 Re: Odd spelling... in reply to Rich'sToys, 02-22-2013 10:46:29  
Had a student once with an impossible to pronounce name. One day, another student looked at her and said "Can I buy a vowell?"

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