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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Curse of the French-Sounding Surname

From This is Guernsey, posted Dec. 3, 2005:

Priaulx cool on snub

Motor Sport
by Aaron Scoones

FANS of World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx have criticised the BBC for snubbing their man at its annual gala sports personality night.

But the champion was quite relaxed over the affair.

Having just flown back into the island from London where he attended the live television event, Priaulx said: "I can't say I was surprised.

[snip]

"The problem is my surname doesn't sound English and people think I'm French."

[snip]

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