Re: Memes - more information please...

Michael S. Lorrey (
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 09:14:46 -0400

"O'Regan, Emlyn" wrote:

> Just to register this on the list again, I am a bouncing, blue eyed boy.
> I'm sorry everyone keeps taking me to be female, maybe my communication
> style is too effeminate? Maybe I should take up a more easily recognised
> handle, which is very male (Death Lord Zod?) rather than my real name, which
> causes confusion. This is an interesting problem in the light of the thread
> about representing yourself honestly on the net, because I have been, and
> it's not really getting the correct impression across.
> If only the famous Emlyns (an elite group to be sure) were known outside the
> UK... Also, I have heard of at least one instance of Emlyn as a woman's
> name.

Ah, we are caught in that significatn difference between the US and Britain that others never seem to notice: that first names that are traditionally female in the US will often be male in the UK... Alys, Emlyn, Evlyn, etc. especially seeing how much the yuppie set in the US likes to create intriguing spellings for their kids names, supposedly some study proved that such names result in greater success in life.....for obvious reasons...


Michael S. Lorrey
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