Mark Lemonjello was the name of a pitcher for the Houson Astros in the 1970s, according to Snopes.
TeaElle, I asked this question because:
I couldn’t find anything on it using “Search”. My apologies if I missed half a dozen other threads. I’m not keen on re-hashing.
Because I was curious.
I always figured curiosity was a good thing. It leads to understanding. However, perhaps that only applies to non-racial issues?
I’m not American and don’t experience the gulf that appears to exist between African-Americans and regular-Americans (I can’t even understand that nonsense - everyone I know is just plain “Canadian”). However, the way I see it, African-Americans view themselves as distinct (much as Quebeckers here in Canada do). If they are distinct, there is something inherently different about them than there is about me, and that difference is deserving of understanding.
Given the vast importance that a name imports, I think my question was completely valid and reasonable, your unusual sensitivity to the question notwithstanding.