Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 09:49:43 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Inter-variety miscommunication
Thanks for your great contribution to this rarely-documented issue.
There was a thread going on it awhile back, but it sort of disappeared.
One of the neatest examples of cross-variety re-interpretation I
ever encountered was from a woman from Beaumont, Texas, whose last name
was Kaiser, with a typical "Confederate vowel" in the first syllable. She
went to a NCTE convention in Boston, and when she gave her name to the clerk
at the hotel registration desk, he promptly wrote it down as Carser !
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)