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Have you ever heard the name Curtis DelRay?

Asked by mowens (8387points) December 12th, 2011

My dad had his 40th Birthday in the late 80’s. During the party (which was filmed, I was like 6 or so) someone called the house, and asked for Curtis DelRay. (pronounced Dell Ray) My dad thinks it was a joke, but doesn’t recall who Curtis DelRay was supposed to be.

My question: Any idea who that was making fun of?

Also, How would you spell the name sounding like Dell Ray?

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zenvelo's avatar

Del Rey, as in Marina Del Rey.

Sounds like a wrong number to me.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I’ve never heard that name as a joke. Now Phil Macrakin and other funny names I’ve heard of but can’t seem to see why Curtis Del Ray would be funny.

erichw1504's avatar

No, have you ever heard of the name Sidney Crosby?

CWOTUS's avatar

If your father was in the US Air Force, and someone called asking for Curtis LeMay, then that might have been a prank that at least made some sense.

mowens's avatar

@CWOTUS He was in the Navy in the 70’s for like 2 years…. but not at the time of the call.

JLeslie's avatar

I lived in Delray Beach FL. Delray is an American, or English spelling of Del Rey, which means “of the king.” I don’t know anyone names Delray though. Probably it is used as a surname.

Sunny2's avatar

I think @zenvelo has the right answer.

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