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Sounds Like Target

(Photos from left to right: Margit Brandt, Fashion Designer. Photo courtesy Ilovebeauty.dk; Margit Pearson Gray, Margit’s Grandmother. Photo courtesy Margit Detweiler; Saint Margit of Hungary. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.com; Margit Detweiler. Photo courtesy Margit Detweiler/TueNight.com; Margit Mutso, Architect. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.com) “It’s Margit. M-A-R-G-I-T,” I say. As I always do, I emphasized the “I.” The barista doesn’t look at me, but I watch him scrawl out “M-A-R-G…” on the familiar white cup. He pauses for a moment. He continues with his Sharpie, “A-R-E-T.” It happens almost every single day, but for some reason, today, this misspelling seems hilarious. A little blip in his brain told him, “No, what you’ve heard her actually say is wrong, go with what you know.” Hi, I’m Margit. It sounds just like Target. In fact, that’s the only word that rhymes. Or I might say, “It’s Margit, like Supermarket, but with a g instead of a k.” I actually love my name. It’s weird. It’s funky. It makes people stop and scrunch up their nose. It’s a cross I have to …