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Entered on: July 21, 2007 12:00 AM by Ross
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Some people are illiterate fucktards. I know Ross isn't the most common name in America, but wouldn't you think that by the time you're old enough to cashier at Panera, you'd have at least recognize the name and be able to spell it?

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From: Radmobile Entered on: July 23, 2007 12:43 PM
I would think sharing a name with a main character on "Friends" would make it a little more common.  Although to be fair, outside of the show and you I'm not sure I've ever heard the name.
From: Creeko Entered on: July 23, 2007 1:22 PM
Ross Perot comes to mind
From: Jackzilla Entered on: July 23, 2007 1:39 PM

I stopped going to Panera when I received more than I bargained for with my sandwich:  The biggest goddamn fly I've ever seen... baked into the bread!  They replaced the sandwich after I complained, but I wasn't satisfied with their attitude over such a heinous food crime at this supposed "high end" sandwich shop.  Never got a fly at Subway!  After some more complaining, the manager gave me a coupon for a free sandwich on my next visit.  Gee thanks.  I felt I was due at least a $25 gift card and a lot of apologizing.  Nope.  Never been back.

Consider yourself lucky, Raws! 

From: Ross Entered on: July 23, 2007 3:05 PM

Seriously, Rad?  Never even heard of it?  Not even as a last name?  I admit that I only personally know one or two other first-name Rosses, but I'm certain that I've seen the name in print or in prodcuts innumerable times. 

Really quickly: there's Ross's Glue, Ross Clothing Stores, Betsy Ross, Alex Motherfucking Ross (you call yourself a comics fan?  I know you've heard of him), Betty Ross (again!), Diana Ross, and my personal favorite, the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.  

No, I'm pretty certain that anyone who reaches the age of 18 in the US and has never heard of any of these or countless other Ross-related-people/places/things to the point of the name being a complete mystery to them is either seriously mentally handicapped, or.... well, honestly that's the only explanation I can come up with, really.  

From: Radmobile Entered on: July 23, 2007 3:04 PM
Ok, Ross Perot I'll give ya. Other than that, I'm not sure Ross as a last name counts. But on the other hand I've never heard of someone named yeah I guess I see your point.
From: Ross Entered on: July 23, 2007 3:12 PM
Of course it counts - the point is she had clearly never heard the name.   Picture yourself working the register, and you ask for the customer's name, and they reply "Goldberg".  Now, I've never heard of anyone's first name being Goldberg either, but I would naturally assume either this is the first time, or they were giving me their last name.  In either case, I would still not be a dumbfounded simpleton about it as she was.  The only way you write "Ross" as "Raws" is if you've never heard it before in any proper-noun context.  Which means retardation.
From: BigFatty Entered on: July 23, 2007 4:19 PM

Do I even have to bring up Jamaica Rose????  C'mon Rose.... this is always happening.  This is where Williams comes into play.  I just sent you an Email a month or two ago where I am still referred to as Williams - for a first name to boot!  I have never, ever hear of a first name of Williams, yet I get called it all the time.

Rose Raws...... Thats a pretty good name.  OR is it Raws Rose.....  Raws is a pretty tough first name.  I'd keep it.  Maybe you should name your son that instead, Raws Johnson.  That is frickin sweet!

From: Ross Entered on: July 23, 2007 4:36 PM
Hey, I'm not mad about it - just incredulous.  The Jamaica Rose incident I can rationalize as something other than inexcusable ignorance mainly because I was in a foreign land where legitimate occurrences of Ross in daily life could be less common.  Though I tend to want to say that any adult native English speaker that has never heard the name is probably very poorly educated.  Don't get me wrong, it has happened - I can always tell when someone pronounces the written version as "Rohs", but it's got to be less than 1% of people who do it.  And it always seems to be someone who looks like they never read anything that they weren't forced to.
From: Creeko Entered on: July 23, 2007 5:29 PM

Try Quitofer on for size. Fuckin' Mexicans here in Spain can't seem to get a handle on my name. I've gotten used to it, but as a result naming my children has been hard as I don't want them to suffer the same abuse i had to put up with - hence "Nora" for my daughter's name (slight pronunciation difference, but essentially the same name either language). The verdict's still out  on our soon-to-be-born son's name.


Cristina or Cristi




Cris (most common mistake)

These are some other variations which I can document in writing to the butchering of my name.

From: Ross Entered on: July 23, 2007 5:47 PM

Yeah, I have a friend who is Argentinian/Peruvian and he and his wife are also due at the same time as us - they have 2 kids already - Diego and Alyssa (or Alyssia, not sure) - but the trick for them is getting something that works in both English and Spanish as well.  They're having a boy but haven't gotten the name set yet - I keep lobbying for Julio - but he says they're leaning toward Alejandro since he could be Alex in English.  That some extra shit that I'm glad I don't have to deal with.

Personally Creeko, I think you should steal Diego from him.  That's a sweet frickin' name. 

From: The Bone Entered on: July 23, 2007 10:33 PM
C'mon you mean you haven't heard of Radar Altimeter Warning Set? RAWS is sweet, it keeps us from turning our low altitude submarine prosecutions into a swimming session.


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