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T-less Elliott

June 23, 1985

In his article on E.T. ("The Second Coming," June 16), John M. Wilson consistently misspelled the main character's name as "Elliot." Now, I doubt that many of your readers noticed the error, and I find it even less likely that any that did notice will lose a significant amount of sleep over it.

Yet, this is an issue which I must address. All my life, the vast majority of those I have come into contact with have denied me the second t in my name. I feel the time has come to right this wrong that has been inflicted upon me and my namesakes.

To facilitate the enlightenment of those who persistently misspell my name, I offer the following song as a guide (with apologies to Phil Collins):

Give me one more t ,

One more t ,

Give me one more t ,

Because that's how my name's spelled.

This is the first and only verse. Simply repeat it 1,000 times (or until Robert Hilburn howls for you to stop).

ELLIOTT A. LOWE

Irvine

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