Some people are just plain stubborn!
Theatre Arts magazine: A subscriber to the Theatre Arts magazine called "Information" for the magazine's number.
"Sorry," said the operator, "but there is nobody listed by the name of Theodore Arts."
The subscriber insisted: "It's not a person; it's a publication. I want Theatre Arts."
The operator repeated, "I told you, we have no listing for Theodore Arts."
By now the subscriber was hollering, "The word is Theatre: T-H-E-A-T-R-E."
The operator responded: "That is not the way to spell Theodore."
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