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Matthias Greene

Posted by oshane | Leave a comment at the end of this post.

Matthias Greene is running for the Wyoming Legislature in a district in Laramie. His opponent raised questions about his residency status, which one can read about in the archives of the Laramie Boomerang.

I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Boomerang in support of Greene. Sadly, Matthias’s first name was misspelled as “Matthais,” at least in the online version. I went back and checked my saved file (last saved October 4, 2010, 7:03 p.m.), and confirmed that I spelled his name Matthias (IAS not AIS). Unfortunately, someone at the Boomerang didn’t fact check or has no familiarity with German names, or both.

Apologies to Greene: as someone with a name easily misspelled, I really am sorry this happened.

One Response to “Matthias Greene”

  1. Chevas says:

    All it takes is a moment of intention to verify spelling and it’s especially important if it’s someone’s name. This happens too often to MEH!

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