|Living the Surreal Life
||[Jul. 7th, 2007|10:50 pm]
I am not making this up. |
The local NPR affiliate, WSUI AM has what they call a 'day sponsorship.' You give them $365 and one day out of the year, an announcement of your choice will be read several times during a particular day.
Yesterdays's announcement was in honor of the marriage of two women -- this is Iowa City, Gay Capitol of Iowa, innit?
All well and good. But the last name of one of the two brides, as read over the air by increasingly incredulous announcers, is something like 'Bauschlicher,' or 'Buschlichter' which they invariably pronounce 'Bushlicker.'
Was this someone's prank, or is there really a household with two moms, one of them named Bushlicker? Who knows. I do know -- from working at the Alumni association, that Iowa has graduated dentists named Toothacre, and orthopedic surgeons named Bonebraker, so it may well be on the level.