Misspelled! February 6, 2007Posted by dorigo in Blogroll, humor, internet, italian blogs, news, personal, physics, science, Uncategorized.
My recent rant about growing old is still hot in the press, and here I am, posting another rant. Maybe I am indeed growing old and bitter.
The fact is, everybody loves to be quoted. In the blogosphere, sure, but even more so if it is in a respected, widely known magazine on scientific divulgation . That is, unless they get your name wrong!
It is TOMMASO! T-o-m-m-a-s-o! There. Not that hard, huh ? Why is it that most English-speaking johns end up writing it down and even speaking it up as Tomasso ?
The fact that Tomasso sounds like Tom-ass-**** only adds insult to injury, of course.
However, if the NS journalist who interviewed me on the phone the other week should happen to read this: please don’t feel bad or apologize… You are only the last of a long list. I have sort of metabolized it, until I saw it written on tens of thousands of printed pages.
Oh well. I guess I will get it over with. That is, until they’ll start misquoting me. For that I retain a reserve of indignation.
PS: thanks to my friend David for bringing it up to my attention, and even writing about it.