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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 06:37 PM
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To lighten the mood on names a bit: BBC: 'Most unfortunate names' revealed
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From today:

What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.
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Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7909561.stm


And, on the subject of difficult-to-pronounce names, from 'Goodness Gracious Me', a BBC comedy show with South Asian writers and stars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0oXPotfT_I
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