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English Names are a snap, right?

Language Log links
to this really amusing imaginary scenario where George Benard Psschaughal
tries to collect his Nobel Prize. (link here).

Absolutely hilarious.

Here’s a quick excerpt:

GBP: Psschaughal. George Bernard Psschaughal.

HSC: Ja. Of course. Just a moment, sir. [Rifles through papers.] Er, I don’t seem to see…

GBP: That’s because you’re looking under S, you incorrigible ignoramus.

Go read it yourself.

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