Then my brother got with the game and added an umlaut when he left home. Genius! I wish my family would have done that ages ago. When you read Krüg, you just know it isn't drug with a K. It is Kroooog. In all it's German glory. It's so freaking German in fact, you want to say it with an accent while consuming a beer.
Then I became a Swisher. And I was in phonetic heaven, because certainly one can't mispronounce it. WRONG. So very, very wrong. Almost anyone who reads our name for the first time says:
SHHHwisher or SHHwiSSSer or SwiSSSSSer
What the heck people?!?
It is how it is written.
I don't how the people with alphabet-soup names do it. Or the children who have parents that decide to use all their creativity in the spelling of their names. It must be a lifetime of correcting and feeling boob-ish.
And that my friends, is the kinda of deep thoughts that I have. :)