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By Joe Heim, Justin Rude and Dan Zak
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Joe: For the past couple of weeks we've solicited suggestions for a motto for this column. At last count we had more than 30,000 readers write in with possible mottos, a truly amazing response.

Justin: I think there were actually about 300 suggestions.

Joe: The point is that many of the millions of readers of this column cared enough to write and provide a saying that captures the very essence of what this column is about.

Dan: Like the person who suggested "The smart one, the cute one and Joe."

Justin: That was a good one.

Joe: I didn't really get that one. Anyway, since there were so many great submissions, we've decided to run a different motto every week. After all, nothing says Three Wise Guys like an impermanent motto. So, with no further ado, here is this week's motto, submitted by Jeffrey Susser of Silver Spring:

Three Wise Guys: Because everyone loves advice from strangers.

(And since Jeffrey's was the first one we picked, we're going to let him help out with a future column.)

Dear Wise Guys:

Are all news readers dyslexic? Why do they pronounce Brett Favre's name as "Farve"? Why not "FAHV-er" or "FAYV-er"? The French don't pronounce Le Havre "Le Harve"!

Larry

Justin: It's a Frenchy name that started out sounding like "FAHV-ruh" but was eventually slurred into "FAHR-vuh." Say "Favre" five times fast and you'll soon find yourself saying "Farve."


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