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Wedding Announcements in Sunday’s New York Times

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发表于 7-20-2014 17:09:53 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Elizabeth Brennan, Thomas Brennan. New York Times, July 20, 2014
www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/fashi ... thomas-brennan.html
(“The bride and groom, whose shared surname is coincidental, graduated from Princeton University, where they met”)

My comment: Almost half a century ago, soon when my aunt went to a university in Taipei, she telephoned home to ask whether it would be all right to date a man of the same surname. Her parents were startled (was she serious?), and said no. She did not. Reflecting back, it was just silly, which seemed to be a custom of sorts, I was told.

(2) Nina Reyes, Just Like in the Movies, Only Better. New York Times, July 20, 2014 www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/fashi ... es-only-better.html
(Caitlin Johnson and Michael Dowd; the “missed connections” section of Craigslist)

Note: The Irish surname Dowd is “derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black.’”  (just like another Irish name Dunn)
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