Calgary Herald | 01Jun2011 | Orest Slepokura

Tough to pronounce

Re: "What's in a name? Quite a Storm actually," Naomi Lakritz, Opinion, May 31, 2011.

Many years ago, my wife won a door prize in a draw for the local ice capades. The emcee struggled to read her name over the hockey arena’s PA system before uttering the last syllable with palpable relief. He then drew a second name. There was a pregnant pause before he was heard to softly sigh, “Oh, no.” Then gamely added: “And our winner, again, is Mrs. Slip . . . Slap . . .”

Orest Slepokura,