from the ny times today:
"The Yankees got their C. C. The Mets countered with a J. J. — Putz, that is. His initials stand for Joseph Jason, but no one calls him that. Perhaps of greater interest is his surname, which is pronounced “puts.” Definitely, most certainly, not “putts.” The pronunciation of Putz’s last name is a frequent topic for the Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck, who laments “that it never occurred to me to tell everyone that my last name is Schmook.”"
so i have the sense of humour of a nine-year-old boy in that i still snicker when i walk past a jewellery shop in germany. *sigh*