22 April 2009

A Gmail avatar, sort of

Although my first name gets a lot of comments, my last name is more problematic, in some ways. I’ve seen many alternate spellings and heard many variant pronunciations. In particular, a lot of people say it like the small tricky mammal. (For the record, the first part is pronounced like “fall,” the season.)

Late last week, I met the wife of a colleague who was telling me about an Asian-inspired Gmail theme called Tea House. It’s fun, because it changes through the day. And she told me about this little character featured in it...

Zen Fox
She named it, “Zen Fox.”

1 comment:

A simple question... said...

Oh my god. No wonder you hated it when I called you Dr. Faulkes. I was saying it wrong all that time!