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Re: Fiers vs Fears
Posted by: Russ Fiers Date: July 16, 2001 at 21:35:36
In Reply to: Re: Fiers vs Fears by George Simmons of 90

George I had to smile at you comments about the spelling and pronunciation of our family name, FIERS. As one who has lived with this name for 61 years, I guess I have seen and heard just about every variation there is. (Have you ever seen Phares? I have.) After a time you begin to realize that it really doesn't matter. Anyone can spell or pronounce his name any way they feel comfortable. For me, I pronounce it Fires, with a long I sound, but I answer to Fears, Friers, or whatever. Your explanation was right on target. Well said. By the way, I thought I was the last person to pronounce wash as warsh. I thought that was a result of by Kentucky background. Where did you grow up, Indiana I would guess. Russ


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