Last weekend Dan departed this blessed isle to return to Blighty. We market the occasion by eating a “family size” feast of raw meat, washing it down with beer before attempting to stand up and somehow manageing it.

I was recovered sufficiently by Sunday to go on a 10-mile bike ride to Shibukawa Beach, up the coast from Kojima. It was a beautiful day, and I whiled away the hours lying on the sand listening to music from my new shiny Sony MP3 player.

Then on Monday I was staggered to find, while marking tests, that one of my classes (34 students) had managed to spell my name in a ridiculous 22 different ways. And for your reading pleasure, here they all are…

Steven
Stewb
Streb
Stibu
Stibe
Stive
Stee
Steav
Steve
Stibun
Stedu
Steev
Stevbun
Steave
Stebe
Sutedu
Sterve
Strbu
Stybe
Suttb
Sutibun
Stiven


Unbelievable

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