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The Dogface Who Changed His Name

By Sedulia @Sedulia

I met a man with a name that looked French, but it was pronounced completely differently. "What kind of name is that?" I asked.
"It's originally French," the man said. "It used to be pronounced [French pronunciation]. But my father was in D-Day and he was so disgusted with the French attitude that when he came home, he changed it to [the English way it is pronounced now]."

"What did the French do?" I asked. I was really surprised, because on the whole, even French people who don't like the U.S. acknowledge the heroism and importance of the D-Day invasion.

"They were just really, really unwelcoming," the man said. I wonder what more there was to this story.



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