In writing today's story on the impending DRB relocation, I noted that the Herald's spell-check wanted me to change Mike Coppinger's last name to "Cow-puncher."
I, for one, think it would be awesome if he were named that and would feel compelled to write more about the DRP just to see "Cow-puncher" in print over and over again.
For fun, and to put off doing actual work, I decided to see what I got for the names of a few other local officials.
Thw big winner was new Alderman Chris Siliski, whose name came back as "Silkiest." Ed Larson became "Ed Arson," one more reason for me to keep an eye on him. Alderman Jon Kiernan turned into "Crayoning," while City Attorney Andrew Costello presented another product-placement opportunity with "Castor-Oil."
Right about now, some of you are thinking, "Yeah, Dritschilo, how about your name, huh?" An entirely fair question. Once upon a time, it probably came back with something pretty good, but the system here has long since learned to recognize my multi-linguistic oddity of a surname.
We now return you to your regulary scheduled program.