David Letterman had great fun at a chap in Saskachewan's expense a couple of years ago because his gas station was named after the owner, whose last name was "Assman" (pronounced 'Uss-man'), and I recently came across a couple of shops here in my town apparently owned by some of his relatives. I undrstand pride in one's heritage, but that is one last name I would change in a heartbeat.
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society