January 10, 2012


Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-bop

A cop in Wisconsin arrested this guy. That's his name. He changed it in October. He was violating his bail conditions by allegedly drinking and drugging in a local park.

I want to be in that court room when they say his name out loud. I love it. He changed it from Jeffrey Drew Wilschke. I can totally understand why. 'Wilschke' sounds German or Polish or something. I have a German last name, and all my life people have tried to spell it 'Summerfield'.

I love what ol' Beezow came up with. Can you imagine the party that produced that one? I'm so laid back in comparison. Though this whole name change thing has me pondering Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jones.

Bet nobody would ever spell my last name wrong again.

20 Comments:

Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

I have this disturbing mental image of Bop-dop-a-loo-dop-a-wop-bam-boom approaching someone from behind in the prison shower and growling, "Say my name, bitch!"

January 10, 2012 8:59 AM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I'm surprised it was a legal name change.I remember going to Tech college in the 1980s and meeting students from other nations. One was named Winston "Craven A" Mahushmarool. Apparently it was very common to use imported products as birth names.

January 10, 2012 10:58 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

"Mum, Dad... meet my new boyfriend, Tampax Liquid Plumber - isn't he awesome?"

January 10, 2012 11:12 AM  
Blogger DJW said...

He didn't go far enough, I think.

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-bop THE THIRD would have been a nice touch.

DJW

(This from a man that has reduced his name to initals to avoid all the misspellings it invokes)

January 10, 2012 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't go with Jones....the telemarketers can always pronounce it so you can't weed them out from those people who can't say your name properly when they call, and shouldn't be calling you anyway!

My word is 'redram' and all I can think of is 'redrum, redrum, redrum' in the scary little voice...seen that movie once and can't get it out of my head!

January 10, 2012 12:40 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I weed them out as soon as they call me "Mrs."

I've never been a Mrs.

And for reasons abundantly clear to anyone who knows me, that ain't about to change.

(redrum, redrum, redrum >bends peter pointer fingers in a creepy way<...)

Oh, and Jeff? Add 'teach her to use italics in comments' to your list. Thank you.

January 10, 2012 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Padraig said...

There was an old music hall song popular in the Boer War that went:

"The baby''s name is
Kitchener, Carrington, Methuen,Kekewich, White,
Kronje,, Plumer, Powell, Majuba, Gatacre, Warren, Colenso, Kruger, Capetown, Mafeking, French, Kimberley, Ladysmith,Bobs,
Union Jack,
Fighting Mac,
Lyddite, Pretoria Blobbs "

Now that's a name you can "updanc" to!

January 10, 2012 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't figured out the never, nor will be "Mrs."

January 10, 2012 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW - you do know me. (sort of)

January 10, 2012 7:02 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Nope. I'm thinking I don't...the 'Mrs' crack I made isn't much of a mystery...

Mrs. Sommerfeld was my Mom; I never used the appellation when I had the chance, and you can safely wager my subsequent take on marriage=)

January 11, 2012 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Padraig said...

I have many female colleagues and business acquaintances who did not change their surnames when they got married, mostly because they had established their reputations with their birth names, and I don't blame them. I think that Dr Edith Summerskill, the British MP, was about the first to do this, in the Thirties.

January 11, 2012 12:07 PM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

Lorraine, this is how you use italics

January 11, 2012 1:29 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I hate you. That is all.

January 11, 2012 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough said. Didn't mean to start anything. You don't know me personally.

January 11, 2012 6:49 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You just made me curious!

January 11, 2012 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

I'm just in shock that WGJ made an appearance - finally.

HNY WGJ

January 11, 2012 8:23 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

He's been busy busy busy working on my new site. Which we're all getting soooo excited to finally see.

Oh, and live the acronyms, Rozzy. Nice work.

January 11, 2012 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You always seem to be adventurist. That is why I got hooked on your Motherlode and Wheels columns.
Good stuff. Love it

January 11, 2012 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I understand your comment. I accept but correct "Mr" or "Sir". That was my Dad. Miss him a lot, but still don't want to be called, either.

January 11, 2012 9:13 PM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

Best quote on being called "Sir" comes from Homer Simpson: "Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.".

January 12, 2012 12:07 PM  

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