Copyright 1999 - 2002 Bob Persons

The Inspection

"What is your name, soldier?"

"No-nah-may, sir."

"Heh?"

"No-nah-may, sir."

"What kind of name is that?"

"It's an Indian name, sir."

"Indian? Hmm. Do you mean from India, or ... ?"

"It's American Indian, sir."

"Hmm. I thought you people had names like Running Deer and Coyote Talks."

"That's how they translate into English, sir. My name translates to Mud-Never-Sticks-To-Him."

"I see. No-nah-may, right? How do you spell that?"

"N, O, N, A, M, E, sir."

"En-o-en-ay-em-ee, eh? ... No name, is that it?"

"No-nah-may, sir."

"Yes. Uh, Sergeant, gig Mister No Name for mud on his shoes."

"Yes, sir, mud on his shoes."

 


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