Monday, July 09, 2007

File this under stupid as heck (sheesh!)

A kid in Melbourne was initially rejected from enrolling in a Catholic school there because his last name is "Hell."

I'm not making this up.

The school agreed to take the kid if the kid enrolled under his mother's maiden name.

Mr. Hell took his case to the media and—surprise!—the school changed its mind.

Now Mr. Hell wants to tell the school where to go. So to speak. I don't blame him.

The name "Hell" in German—the Hell family, on the dad's side, is of Austrian heritage—means "light."

(Verified, by the way, via Free Translation.)