If only I was German, I could blame my parents for everything!
People, this may come as a shock to you, but my legal name isn't Angus; its Kevin.
And in Germany, Kevin apparently is a "non-traditional" name.
And in Germany, kids with non-traditional names are stereotyped as dumb and troublemakers by their schoolteachers!
I especially appreciated this line from the article:
The name Kevin was perceived as being linked to especially poor behaviour and performance, with one study participant even writing that, “Kevin is not a name – it’s a diagnosis!”
Hat tip to Freakonomics via TCap.
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