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First letter of last name may
determine a life of success or failure

KDVR-TV [Denver, CO], by Ann Lauricello

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/19/2017 10:35:30 AM

BOULDER, Colo. — A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder spells out the suggestion that the first letter of your last name may determine your success in life. According to the study, which examines “alphabetism,” people with surnames beginning with a letter in the last half of the alphabet may face a tougher time academically, landing a first job and getting through life in general. The study, published last month, is not necessarily grounded in indisputable science. One of the lead researchers in the study said the results, however, were surprising. “Statistically, we were looking at two people

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Victims of ´Alphabetism´. A new Democrat voting bloc.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jerseyden, 3/19/2017 10:41:01 AM     (No. 11194612)

Wonder how much tax payer money went into this study. Can you imagine how Mark Zuckerberberg wished his name started with an"A" he´d be a zillionaire instead of a billionaire.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/19/2017 10:46:53 AM     (No. 11194617)

wow..
this REALLY WORKS!
I randomly picked two letters..
T Trump!
D Dahmer!

100% accurate..
could science like this work on.. say, Climate Change?!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 10:56:12 AM     (No. 11194626)

Did the taxpayers pay for this "study?"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: G-Tom, 3/19/2017 11:04:53 AM     (No. 11194632)

Here´re 2 last names fer ya:

T RUMP!
and
c linkton.

Hmm that doesn´t seem ta line up with this study, do it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grayjay, 3/19/2017 11:07:05 AM     (No. 11194634)

My last name starts with A. I knew there had to be some benefit from having had to always sit in first row, first chair all through school!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley, 3/19/2017 11:07:20 AM     (No. 11194635)

I hope the taxpayers didnt pay for this carp.
Just as accurate and maybe more so would be what the surname ends with. A vowel or Z is a warning sign.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 11:20:52 AM     (No. 11194648)

Another “study”. Keeps them busy and off the streets.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 3/19/2017 11:47:55 AM     (No. 11194670)

I met Professor Zax once and he is a true cut-up. One of the funniest people I´ve met in academia.

It looks like his graduate student did most of this work, so I doubt if there was any taxpayer money in this.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tiger1981, 3/19/2017 11:59:37 AM     (No. 11194677)

Since my last name starts with a D, I´ll be expecting all of my academic awards and a large check to arrive any day now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 3/19/2017 12:09:43 PM     (No. 11194689)

It´s the same old principle as listing your business as AAA Plumbers in the phone book. People soon learn that if firms have to use tricks to get your business, you´re probably not as good as the Yacubissons or Zillers. I just can´t see executives sorting resumes in alphabetical order before reading.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 3/19/2017 12:16:14 PM     (No. 11194695)

I was at the front the first half of my life...at the back for the second.

No change.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2017 12:16:59 PM     (No. 11194696)

For the sake of social justice, we must all add the letter ´A´ to our surnames so everyone can be sorted equally.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Baskerville, 3/19/2017 12:20:27 PM     (No. 11194706)

I remember hearing this back in the 60´s.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:24:55 PM     (No. 11194716)

Oh, please. Just one more excuse for the left to explain away failure and blame it on something else. And one more way to be a victim.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:35:02 PM     (No. 11194724)

The only penalty for having a last name starting N-Z is that you have to wait when things are passed out.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kate318, 3/19/2017 12:37:16 PM     (No. 11194727)

Oh, ok. That explains George Washington and Ronald Reagan.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 3/19/2017 12:46:32 PM     (No. 11194738)

Find it more than a little ironic that the last name of the researcher in the article starts with ´Z´.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lucky5, 3/19/2017 1:16:20 PM     (No. 11194771)

Did not seem to slow down Zig Ziegler.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 3/19/2017 2:18:52 PM     (No. 11194824)

Soetoro + 0.5 black = success (if you are into ruining the country)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/19/2017 2:45:27 PM     (No. 11194844)

"A" for Achmed, or "M" for Muhammed must mean you´re going to self-explode.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 3/19/2017 3:35:31 PM     (No. 11194883)

Trump, Zuckerberg, Romney, Page (co-founder of Google), Walton, Mars, Knight (founder of Nike), Thatcher (Dame Margaret), Reagan ...

... gimme a freakin´ break.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mrduc, 3/19/2017 4:03:43 PM     (No. 11194907)

Then again, it may not.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/19/2017 6:03:59 PM     (No. 11194980)

Gee, my own research also not based on any indisputable science is that people who pick their noses in public have less chance of being a success in life, business, marriage, etc. I have also researched the idea that people who go to work with their pants unzipped have a troubling work experience, too.

I´ve got all kind of this research and outcomes. I wish I had known this university was looking for some just like mine. I wonder how much their study cost? Mine is pretty much free. But, if they want to pay, I´ll accept as quick as Hillary jumping on a half million or more for a ten minute speech at an insurance company luncheon..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: anonymous, 3/19/2017 6:16:40 PM     (No. 11194993)

The grants system has created a huge fake science industry where people are paid to conduct meaningless research.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GardenGal, 3/19/2017 6:19:22 PM     (No. 11194996)

The study found the effect mostly in school age people. It completely disappears with age when people like Trump, Reagan, Thacher, and my husband became very successful. All of the successful people you know may not have had their teachers think them as outstanding as some other kid who had the last name in the beginning of the alphabet. It doesn´t seem to have life long implications.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/19/2017 9:14:03 PM     (No. 11195090)

As a CU alum, I continue to contribute not one single dime to the school.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ussjimmycarter, 3/21/2017 3:40:15 AM     (No. 11196400)

My last name starts with ABB! It was swell in school! ??

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