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Unpronounceable surnames

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There is a list of surnames (and anecdotes) here.

Reminds me of the joke (no point telling it like a joke now) of the Polish guy who goes to get an eyesight test, is asked if he can read the writing, reads

C Z W I X N O S T A C Z

, and informs the doctor he actually knows the guy.

Written by S

Fri, 2006-10-20 at 20:30:21

Posted in funny

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  1. My last name is Hovey. It is unpronounceable and probably Welsh although it might be English Gloucestershire is near Wales. My logic being but if it is an English name and you speak English you should be able to say it. It does not look hard but try to stay it. Give up? It is pronounced “Huhv-ee”, it looks the way it is spelled but everyone wants to make the O a long O.

    Adam

    Sun, 2015-12-13 at 21:24:25


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