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Many colleges and businesses tend to strip the last
name down to 6 characters and add the first and middle initial to either
the beginning or end to make up an e-mail address.
For example, Mary L. Ferguson = mlfergus or fergusml. They are just now
beginning to realize the problems that may happen when you have a large and diverse pool of people to choose from. Add to that a large database of company/college acronyms and you have some very funny addresses.
Probably not funny to the individual involved, however:

TOP TEN Actual E-mail Addresses
10. Helen Thomas Eatons (Duke University) -

9. Mary Ellen Dickinson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) -

8. Francis Kevin Kissinger (Las Verdes University) -

7. Amanda Sue Pickering (Purdue University) -

6. Ida Beatrice Ballinger (Ball State University) -

5. Bradley Thomas Kissering (Brady Electrical, Northern Division, Overton, Canada) -

4. Isabelle Haydon Adcock (Toys "R" Us) ->

3. Martha Elizabeth Cummins (Fresno University) -

2. George David Blowmer (Drop Front Drawers & Cabinets Inc.)

....But at No 1, it had to be...

1. Barbara Joan Beeranger (Myplace Home Decorating) -

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