In college, I could just tell when teachers got to my name: they couldn’t pronounce it. To save time, I just said “here”.
This was Penn State, late 70’s, when a name like Carter from Georgia could barely register in Washington Belt Way.
Now a random walk on the web tells me the Nguyen have finally gained some noteriety (not as popular as the Smith or Cosby but familiarity bred comfort).
If you were to google “Nguyen”, you would get Dat Nguyen (used to play the NFL for the Cowboys), Tila (Nguyen) Tequila (every other pictures) and Betty Nguyen (weekend anchor of CNN). But you will also get Scotty Nguyen (poker face) and one-eye Nguyen (Agent Orange piece disguised under Nguyen),
Lee Nguyen (guitar player) and Colonel Loan’s war-cruelty photo.
The Nguyen dynasty has scattered to the four corners of the earth, evolving and adapting to opportunities and obstacles, not…
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