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Things to Tell People Who Spell It "Todd"

“God only uses one D!”

“You only need one.”

“My parents couldn’t afford an extra D.”

“It’s not Taah-da-da.”

"Two D's would be odd."
(Thanks, Tod Whisler)

Seriously, if someone is spelling your name wrong continuously, it's okay to politely point out the mistake. I've found that most people would rather know right away than face the embarrassment later that they'd been spelling it wrong for weeks, months or even years!

 

Trivia

The Fox in Disney's The Fox and the Hound was named Tod. The movie is about two friends, Tod the Fox and Copper the Hound, who are forced to become enemies. The voice of Tod was played by Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russle voiced Cooper.

 

  • Tod means “death” in German. I'd probably be pretty hip with the German goth crowd.
  • There was an Austrian short film named “Tod,” directed by Christoph Kasperkovitz

The Unholy Three, a book by Tod Robbins (1888-1949) was adapted for the screen in 1925 by Tod Browning (1880-1962). Browning went on to produce and direct Freaks (1932), another adaptation of a Robbins short short called Spurs.

 

The Tale of Mr. Tod is a story written by Beatrix Potter, first published in 1912. Mr. Tod is a fox who is nemesis to Tommy Brock, a troublesome badger. Tommy Brock kidnaps the Flopsy Bunnies. Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny rescue them while Mr. Tod and Tommy Brock fight. You can read the story here.

 

In the series, Route 66, Tod Stiles, played by Martin Milner, meets up with Buz Murdock, played by George Maharis. The two travelled across America. The show ran from 1960 to 1964.

 

 

Places

Tod Inlet is located in Victoria, Canada in The Butchart Gardens.

In 1888, near his birthplace, Owen Sound, Ontario, the former dry goods merchant, Robert Pim Butchart, began manufacturing Portland cement. By the turn of the century he had become a highly successful pioneer in this burgeoning North American industry. Attracted to the West Coast of Canada by rich limestone deposits vital for cement production, he built a new factory at Tod Inlet, on Vancouver Island. There, in 1904, he and his family established their home.

As Mr. Butchart exhausted the limestone in the quarry near their house, his enterprising wife, Jennie, conceived an unprecedented plan for refurbishing the bleak pit that resulted. From farmland nearby she requisitioned tons of top soil, had it brought to Tod Inlet by horse and cart, and used it to line the floor of the abandoned quarry. Little by little, under Jennie Butchart's personal supervision, the abandoned quarry bloomed as the spectacular Sunken Garden.

 

Tod Motor Motel is family-run motel in Las Vegas, NV. I've never been there, but it's supposed to be clean, reasonable and cheap. (Just like me.)

Read more about it here.

 

 

 

 



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