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one day in seventh grade, my health class teacher asked each student to share his or her middle name.

"your middle name is tongue? what?"
"t-u-n-g. it's a romanization of the middle character of my asian name."

the correct pinyin is actually "dong," but my parents misspelled it on my birth certificate, so instead of being a j.d.

i am a j.t.

and probably for the best.

jonathan dong yu.

"jon, dong yu forget about me."

nate dong.

the third character of my asian name means "rise."

jon dong rise – hybrid name.

if my parents misspelled it "dung" – floaters!

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