What’s in a Name?
Matters of ‘Over Sensitivity’!
By Harry M. Covert
t is difficult in these days of fragile feelings to find some humor and laughter. Maybe time is ripe to back off from wearing our feelings on sleeves.
Most of us have to learn to endure name-calling or insidious comments about nicknames, school mascots or off-the-cuff comments that start out to be witty but somehow end up hurtful.
A high court judge in my hometown, who happened to be a Sunday school teacher, told this story of an army sergeant named Robert Wolfguts who sought a name change. The judge read the application, feeling sensitive and eager to help, asked what name he preferred.… Read More