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Not Happy to See That Jack Is Back

November 17, 1995

Regarding "Jack is Once Again an Average Joe of a Name" on Nov. 1: What's in a name? I'll tell you. A lot of bad memories and scarring for beginners. I just finished doing time with the psycho-boss from hell named Jack. I only have to hear the name and I get that queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach and the tremblings of a migraine.

I love movies and see more and more leading characters named Jack. Other than reminding me of my former misery, I find that the common use of this particular name denotes a lack of originality and imagination. Is this the only name screenwriters can spell?

Please. All you working screenwriters working on a script with Jack as a leading character, change the name right now. Change it to Reginald, Larry, Moe, Curly or Sue--anything but Jack.

L. SPELLING

Sun City

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