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Friday, April 10, 2009

Just call yourself Betty Brown

During testimony this week on voter identification, Texas state legislator Rep. Betty Brown told Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans:

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?”

Yes, she actually said that.

Barb Shelly of The Kansas City Star had a great suggestion: “Perhaps everyone with more than three syllables in their first or last names should use the alias Betty Brown when dealing with people who have trouble with their names. That should solve the problem.”

Read Shelly's blog here.

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