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Starbucks Name Mystery Solved?

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 7:50 AM

Starbucks Name Mystery Solved?

Over the years, we’ve documented many humorous name misspellings at the hands of Starbucks baristas. Now we may finally know the truth behind why even the simplest names get bungled.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘All Over’

Written by Pat Papers | Thursday, 6 February 2014 2:02 PM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘All Over’

Today’s Starbucks alter ego comes from Oliver, who seems to be everywhere.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘Rock’ and ‘Rose’

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 7:55 PM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘Rock’ and ‘Rose’

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Brooke, who sent us not one, but two doppelgängers.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 7:09 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Sam, who wonders if her local barista is trying to call her out about something.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:46 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who says her barista was so close to getting her name right and was clearly contemplating adding another letter before deciding against it.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 8:16 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who told us she was impressed by how conscientious her baristas were to get the spelling of her name right.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: Awn

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 17 June 2013 6:37 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: Awn

We haven’t had a good Starbucks Alter Ego for awhile, but then a woman named (not-my-wife) Dawn dropped us a line.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: “Yogom”

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 11 March 2013 6:03 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: “Yogom”

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a man named Johan. He writes: “Whenever I think there couldn’t possibly be any more variations of ‘Johan’  out there, the baristas prove me wrong!” Here’s his moniker from this morning.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: “Auntie Goney”

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 25 February 2013 9:13 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: “Auntie Goney”

After a bit of a dry spell, we received this gem from a reader named Antigoni. Amazing.

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VIDEO: Starbucks Alter Egos at Home

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 1 February 2013 7:43 AM

VIDEO: Starbucks Alter Egos at Home

SNL took our Starbucks Alter Egos to a new level in a very funny skit last weekend. Check out the Verismo, an at-home coffee machine that replicates, down to the customer service, a trip to Starbucks.

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