Thursday, April 01, 2004


What up, I found this on /. ( I thought it was worth a blog posting.

Many colleges and business's tend to strip the last name down to 6
characters and add the first and last initial to either the beginning or end
to make up an e-mail address..

For example, Mary L. Ferguson = mlfergus or
fergusml. They are just now beginning to realize
the problems that may happen when you have a
large and diverse pool of people to choose from.

Add to that a large database of company/college
Acronyms and you have some very funny addresses.
Probably not funny to the individual involved, however:

Top ten actual E-mail Addresses

10. Hellen Thomas Eatons (Duke University) -

9. Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) -

8. Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) -

7. Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University) -

6. Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) -

5. Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical,
Northern Division, Overton, Canada) -

4. Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys "R" Us) -

3. Martha Elizibeth Cummins (Fresno University) -

2. George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.) -

but at No 1, it had to be...

1. Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) -

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