Road Trip Roundup: Xerxes

At a campground in Bismarck, North Dakota, I heard a mother refer to her young son several times as Xerxes (ZERK-sees).

As in Xerxes I of Persia, born in 518 BC.

What’s your opinion of this one?

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4 thoughts on “Road Trip Roundup: Xerxes

  1. Interesting! My guess was that people would be more critical of Xerxes. Instead, we’ve got support — many more votes for “awesome” than for “ridiculous” (so far). Wonder if this will change over time…

  2. Hahaha…just changed “Montana” to “North Dakota.” Can’t believe I had “Bismarck, Montana” up there for nearly a week! Embarrassing. :) Must have been thinking Billings as I was writing the post. Thank you to the reader who let me know about the mistake!

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