Based on my own life experience, I’m well aware that my surname is a compound word. And when used by the creative minds of Elementary and Junior High age kids (I’m looking at you, Scotty Feddon and Ron Hall), can be a treasure trove of hilariously filthy and inappropriate ribbing. No, really, I know this for a fact.
But apparently, Scotty & Ron aren’t the only ones who get the joke. This morning, when posting a review to Amazon.com for a recently purchased 1TB external hard drive, I got the following message from the “Real Name” creation app on the site:
In grade school, I had a whole arsenal of comebacks for this sort of interpretation of my last name, but rather than fire off implications about Amazon’s momma, maybe I’ll start with a polite email suggesting a filter which checks to see if the “inappropriate language” used in signatures matches the customer’s actual name.
Not only would I appreciate it, but so will Billy Glass, Dave Ballstein, and Mitch W. Shitakke.