names

How to Correct Someone Who Mispronounces Your Name (Without Being a Dick)

I’m not sure how to pronounce my own name. Even my parents disagree with each other about it. Is it Mag-duh-lay-nuh? Or is it Mag-duh-lynn?…

Why Is the Name ‘Bret’ So Cursed?

Earlier this month, washed-up author Bret Easton Ellis volunteered to have his ass kicked all the way up through his skull by an inquisitive Isaac…

Is It Time to Stop Calling Men Sir?

There is no country on earth I love visiting more than the U.S. There are many reasons for this, but among the highest ranking are…

Three Men on What It’s Like to Have the Last Name Assman (or Assmann)

From getting it, to eating it, to having it, welcome to Ass Week, MEL’s weeklong exploration of the body part du jour. Remember that Canadian guy,…

Why Men Monogram