Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 08:10:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: (Fwd) Re: Euphonizing (?) proper All the Fuchs's down my way (Louisville) - we had no Fuch - were pronounced 'fyooks.' Although us Upper South Midland adolescents played with everything (we had dirty versions of every mildly popular song), I do not remember toying with this. While we are on names, we also had what I would call counter-euphemistic ploys. That is, when we couldn't find a real name or something in a name to make fun of we invented stuff. Our favorite trick was to send bogus names on a slip of paper to be read over the P.A. by the vice principal. As I recall, our favorites were 'Mike Hunt' and 'Edith Juan' (what little philologists we were with the latter, huh!). You can imagine our adolescent glee when we heard the serious V.P. intone ' Will Mike Hunt come to the office.' We also toyed with one another's names, hoping for something nasty. One day we started spoonerizing. My pal Mark Amster ended up 'Ark Mamster.' No fun. My buddy Larry Fischer ended up 'Fairy Lischer.' Good stuff for those homophobic days. I didn't see it coming until someone blurted out 'Penis Dreston.' The 'Penis' handle stuck for two years of High School. (No pun intended.) Ah! Names! Dennis Preston a.k.a. ![AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]#$%^&*() <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]>