Pamela Highet wrote:
> At 02:38 PM 14/12/96 -0500, you wrote:
> >My maiden name was Smith. When I was younger I swore that I would marry a
> >man with an unusual last name, just because I thought it was too boring.
> >Well, now I'm a Hurlburt, which no one can spell or pronounce properly
> >(despite being pronounced exactly as it's spelled).
> >who's been called everything from Mrs. Harper to Mrs. Hippert and decided
> >she wouldn't pay bills unless they spelled the name properly
> Sharon, try being a Highet, which is pronounced as it is spelled, and
> spelled as it is prounounced. But I am either "Hi- jet" or "Higget" in this
> strange land.
> (has also been called Hugger on occasion)
Or Rudd, which is also pronounced as it is spelled, but is often
converted to Rude, which is exceedingly annoying and makes me feel like
being rude. Long vowels are in words which end in "e" in English; I'm
sure someone can think of an exception.