LAUGHS Interesting People Along The Way … (52)

Posted by on 31. März 2012
Sir Reginald

The man with the noble but impossible name ...

He was a British Admiral and such a clever guy, that London asked for his assistance when they tried to come to terms with the Soviet dictator Stalin: Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax (28 August 1880–16 October 1967, younger son of the 17th Baron of Dunsany (1853–1899) and his wife, the former Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria Grosvenor Ernle-Erle-Drax (1855–1916),brother of Lord Dunsany, a prolific writer and author of over 60 books. This long line of words, I tell you, was his official name, really tongue-breaking but in this way he is referred to in all documents, internally they refused to use the 16 syllabi, they called him Reginald Plunkett or Reginald Drax. But he didn’t like it. Try to pronounce the gentleman’s name properly and then try to remember the name. A comedian might succeed, you won’t (and I didn’t). Well, the name is weird enough but the really funny thing seems to me, that Sir Reginald insisted upon his complete name – no, I won’t repeat it here …

 

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