Monday, April 10, 2006

You Can't Spell Your name

I'll never forget, on the first day of High School, out teacher singling out the one Aboriginal boy on the accuracy of his name spelling. "Johnston" Mr D insisted "is not a spelling of the name." The boy held his ground with "That's how my name is spelled."

Twenty five years later I hear the name being placed to a gentle Dublin lilt on TV. Felicity Johnston was the AWB's customs officer.

I think to myself "Up yours, Mr D."


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