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ThorstenHappel
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On 2004-05-06 22:45, bishthemagish wrote:

People from all over the world post in the Café and people from different places have a hard time with American English and the Kings English...

The people in the world talk and write many different ways.



You are right, Glenn. But Hofzinser is a name, and there is only one spelling, no matter if you are from Austria, France, England, Japan, or anywhere else.

How do you feel when people spell your name wrong? It is funny sometimes with all the direct mail you get. The copy states how important I am to the company. But they did not take the time and effort to spell my name right. Mmmmhhh ...
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Spelling names is important as it shows respect for the individual and his or her contribution.

But, there is an easier remedy. If you notice someone's name is incorrect, please report the post and it will be fixed. Send a pm to the person who made the error as well.

"I just reported one of your posts, so that the spelling of (insert name here) could be corrected. I am sure that you meant no disrespect, but name are important. Have a great day"

If the correction is not made, the alternate spelling becomes a possibility and it makes it more confusing for everyone.

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I think sending someone a PM over amistake is a bit over the top.A mistake is a mistake.

Lets not get too obsessed here.

If you spell a name wrong you will end up seeing that you spelt it wrong from other posts.

I try to get peoples names right.If I don't, it aint the end of the world.Having Pm's sent to me about it would get annoying.

And sometimes you might know how to spell it but just make a mistake and overlook it.

Just my 2 sents Smile
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Blame Bill Gates. I used to be a much better speller than I am now but with the spell check in Microsoft Word my spelling has gone downhill. I suppose a certain amount of lazyness is also to blame.
What gets me is all of my life both of my names have been mispelled even when I spell it out or have it written down for someone to copy. Very few people ever pronounce my last name correctly even when I repeat it back to them many times.
We are products of our environment and culture and we American's tend to be a quick fix and lazy society.
Just my humble opinion, really don't want to upset anyone. Smile
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Shane Wiker
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I agree. The same thing happens to me. My name isn't hard to spell or pronounce, but 90% of the time, people spell my name Wicker, or Wilker. When they pronounce my name, they pronounce it, "Wicker, "Wilker," etc. I don't like it and I'm sure the people already mentioned don't (Or wouldn't have) like (Or liked) it.

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Michael Baker
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There is a family here in Birmingham with the last name Thuston (no "r"). Curiously, they are related to Howard Thurston, as they even have documentation including letters from him to family members dating to the early 20th century. I am unclear if the "r" was originally added by someone, or dropped by others. I will try to find out what I can.

On others: Magic Christian spells it Hofzinser, that should be proof enough.

Herrmann is spelled Herrmann in pretty much every piece of Herrmann advertisement, that I have ever seen. I would assume they aren't all wrong.

I also recall reading that Kellar originally spelled his name Keller. Did this have something to do with Heller?

Most of us have probably had their name misspelled or mispronounced. I've been Mr. Becker, Mr. Barker, and my personal favorite misguided thought pattern... Mr. Cook.
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