History, grad school, and gravestones!
Out-of-style names combined with irregular spelling can also be problematic.
In a document recording deaths in London during the eighteenth century I came across the name Mergatroyd. This was the word my Mom used as an expletive when I was little. I don't know anything about its history (haven't looked yet), but it is one that always makes me laugh. I enjoy your blog; keep it up!
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