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From the Washington Post website, confirmation of my theory that nobody ever looks at the last half of the letters in a word:

Cultural Rewind: No more Swedish minarets?

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The new sequel to the Oscar-nominated 1998 film “Elizabeth,” with Cate Blanchett as the Tudor Queen, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” features Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh, who legendarily laid his cloak across the puddle for Elizabeth to walk across. In this movie, Sir Walter Raleigh is shown defeating the Spanish Armada by setting fire to English ships and having them blown into the midst of the vast Spanish Navy.

Wouldn’t you love to read a transcript of the story conference where, no doubt, some producer sprang on the screenwriter, who had spent months doing research, the idea that it would really simplify the story if Sir Francis Drake, the actual conquerer of the Armada, and Sir Walter Raleigh were simply combined into one character named “Sir Walter Raleigh.” I bet he said something like, “After all, everybody reads about Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh in World History class in high school, but who can remember which one was which? All anybody can remember in their names is the ‘Sir’ part at the beginning and then they stop paying attention.”

In 400 years, Hollywood will probably make a movie set in late 20th Century America in which a character named Michael Jordan moonwalks his way to slam dunks while singing “Billie Jean.”

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