Monday, August 19, 2013


A while back my celebrity-obsessed friend Lindsay, of IAMNOTASTALKER, blogged about an Italian restaurant that Shannen Doherty, one of her favorite actresses, once patronized. While doing some research for her post, Lindsay came across an article on Sherman Oaks Patch, a website that provides local coverage of news and events in Sherman Oaks, California. She spotted an error. She made me aware. That’s what friends are for. Grazie, Lindsay!

The article references the actress … or a woman with a similar name. The shenanigans begin with Shannon. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star spells her name a bit unconventionally, with an e. It’s Shannen. Her parents didn’t opt for the more common Shannon. Nor did they choose Shanin, Shanenn, Shanyn or Siannon.

The mamma mia momentum continues with Dougherty. The actress, whom you probably know best from Our House or Beverly Hills, 90210 or Charmed, depending on your age, spells her surname Doherty. Always has. Always will. (Probably.) As Lindsay pointed out, the Sherman Oaks Patch writer likely had dough on the brain when he was writing about Antonio’s Pizzeria. Had he made an Education Connection, however, he never would have substituted Doh with Dough. D’oh!

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