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Mon., Nov. 12, 2012, noon

Hi-Noon: Middle Names

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?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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