On his Facebook wall, Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin writes: “I've figured it out. Middle names are necessary to comply with the gramatical case 'matre irata'; so that you can tell when your mom is angry with you.”
Question: What's your middle name? And: Did your mother ever call you by your entire name when you'd ticked her off?
D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.
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