Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 09:49:43 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Inter-variety miscommunication Dennis, 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 ! Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]