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Subject: Re: [DNA] Surname Tolliver
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 03:53:23 +0000


Dale,

Thanks for the info. Sounds more like behavioral rubbericity:) I guess we have to have a term for everything.

Roberta

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> Hey Roberta,
>
> Beharioral plasticity - that's being -flexible- in how one responds to
> matters.
>
> Take my surname, for instance. It is regularly mis-pronounced in a
> prodiguious rate! "Redrick." Rhederick." Et cetera... I've grown
> used to it. While not being wholly accepting of Freudian theory, I can
> certainly see where ol' Sigmund Freud (at the very least) got this part
> right! "Freudian Slips" do exist! Or, the obverse are readily
> observable!!!
>
> Anyhow, part of my behavioral plasticity is to let these 'Faux Pas'
> events just slide by and gently correct those who can't seem to handle
> the correct pronunciation of my surname.
>
> Behavioral plasticity is simply being plastic (flexible) in new or novel
> situations.
>
> So, HEY! If your name is spelled Taliaferro - but you've learned to
> speak as though it's "Tolliver" - but someone with a CLASSIC education
> and maybe some familiarity with 17th through 19th century Italian
> culture knows how to pronounce that surname then pronounces the original
> surname correctly - what is one to do? Maybe some descendants practice
> behavioral plasticity and accept the Italian pronunciation, rather than
> what they grew up learning as the English pronunciation of the surname...
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Dale E. *(MUCH MIS-PRONOUNCED)* Reddick
> ________________________________
>
> wrote:
>
> >Ok, what is behavioral plasticity?
> >
> >-------------- Original message --------------
> >
> >
> >
> >>Just a further comment on the Taliaferro surname.
> >>
> >>There is a Taliaferro County in Georgia. The pronunciation seems to be
> >>split - Taliaferro versus Tolliver.
> >>
> >>I had a high school classmate in nearby Richmond Co. and her surname was
> >>spelled Taliaferro. However, she and her brother pronounced it "Tolliver."
> >>
> >>Lots of behavioral plasticity is evident with the treatment of this surname.
> >>
> >>Sincerely,
> >>
> >>Dale E. Reddick
> >>________________________________
> >>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>In a message dated 6/21/2005 7:01:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> >>> writes:
> >>>Are you aware that TOLLIVER in many parts of the south is a distorted
> >>>form of the Italian name TALIAFERRO? The first Taliaferro of whom I am
> >>>aware was in colonial Virginia; he was an Italian Protestant.
> >>>Mary Jo Neyer
> >>>As further info re Taliaferro, etc., the family immigrated to America from
> >>>England where it was existing in the 1500s. My interest in it only comes from
> >>>a Taliaferro-Wingfield marriage ca. 1690. One Martha Wingfield died in
> >>>Boston, MA, ca 1709 where she made her will, and named her daughter Sarah (?)
> >>>Taliaferro in Virginia. There were also Taliaferro grandchildren of Martha
> >>>
> >>>
> >>in
> >>
> >>
> >>>Virginia. Martha had with her at the time of her death a large fortune in
> >>>coins.
> >>>
> >>>One Taliaferro family website is at http://www.taliaferro.net/genealogy/
> >>>
> >>>Lee Preston, President, Wingfield Family Society
> >>>
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