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Article Title

I See You, 'N Double You

Authors

Henry Petroski

Abstract

When asked to spell his name, Will Wood would willfully respond with "Double U - I - Double L, Double U - Double O - D". Imperturbable clerks would, with surprising accuracy, dutifully write down Will Wood. You wonder, however, about the decipherment of, say, a Mr. Ruud's reply. Does his "R - Double U - D" exist in county records as Ruud or Rwd?

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