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Most of us, I hear, have accidently called Capital Kiwi Captain Kiwi, and there is a fellow on another I thought was named Harvard, until I noticed there was one r in it. Any idea of what this is called? Or other examples?


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Dunno jim...but I remember reading an article once how folks named Armstrong and Montgomery continually have their names written and spoken as the other...perhaps this is the same, or similar, process?


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mistake?



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Whit: Do you remember where you read that? I could look up the place it's in.

etaoin: Of course! I'm sure there's a technical term for this circumstance.


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hehe.
are you thinking something specifically with names, or a general thing when we read what we think we should see?



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The latter, although I experience it more with names.


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Rest assured that when we call 'im Captain Kiwi there's an "arrrrrrgh, matey" soon to follow.




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Whit: Do you remember where you read that? I could look up the place it's in.

jim, I'm thinkin' the Montgomery/Armstrong article may have been in Smithsonian about 8 years ago or so. I searched awhile, hoping to turn something up online, but no hits yet. I'll keep looking.




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I wonder if my grandfather was getting Smithsonian then. I'll look tonight.


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Rest assured that when we call 'im Captain Kiwi there's an "arrrrrrgh, matey" soon to follow.

Surely, you remember the infamous Captain Kiwi! The most plunderin' cutthroat scalawag to ever sail the Seven Seas! I hear tell he made even Blackbeard and Henry Morgan cower in his presence! And the stone idols of Easter Island quiver!!!




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