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CHAT: Cowan again (was: jokes (was: Fdnyldjikyl Inglyx))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, December 13, 1999, 15:02
Steg Belsky wrote:

> Of course! :-) > Well, we actually wait until you've finished to tell the improved/other > version....the interruption is just to tell you that it's coming. :-)
Hmm, no, I don't think so. Perhaps it depends on how excitable you are.
> Btw, are you Jewish?
No: the Cowan half is Irish (Mac Eoghain, /mac OG@n/ more or less); /kO:@n/ until my father's generation, /kAw,n/ since then.
> The only other Cowan i know is, and she's always > correcting people that her name is /k&w@n/, not /kow@n/,
Me too, *sigh*. Of course there are people who ignore the corrections and go on calling me Cohen, and I even had one person strongly imply that I must be a self-hating Jew who wanted to conceal my Jewish name!
> even though she > is 'up there in the caste system' as we call it. :-)
In other words, a Republican? :-) -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)