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List of Shibboleth Names

The blog “454 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011-2157” provides a “list of shibboleth names”—mispronounced names of cultural VIPs “by which the privileged judge their inferiors.”

It reminded me of a conversation I had a long time ago with a rather distinguished professor of philosophy, in her office, that went something like this:

Me: So I was wondering if you could..