FACEBOOK: That’s What She Said

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As far as my mom is concerned, all surnames beginning with ‘Mc—’ are but a single name, the pronunciation of which is subject to change on a daily basis.

On The List of Things My Mother Does that Irritate the Hell Out of Me — volume XVI of which is due out next spring — this rates just below horribly mispronouncing someone’s first name and upon being corrected (usually by the individual in question) replying, “Well, that’s just how I say it.”

One of these days I am going to change my name to something out of the Elder Edda and not return her phone calls unless she says it properly.