My mum made a very good point. Berenstain is their surname but traditionally Betenstein is a surname with a German or Jewish origin.
It has just been "Americanised" with the A as that's how Americans pronounce it! Similar to how Reagan as in Ronald is actually meant to be Regan, an Irish name, but the spelling changed when the family originally immigrated to America.
So we all think it's Berenstein as this is how our parents would have pronounced it and probably why we remember it like that!
PROBLEM SOLVED!!! 😜
Last edited by A-Squared; 09-05-2015 at 09:14.
See the Berenstain thing.
When reading the name, my eyes don't run all the way to the end of the word.
They lock on the Beren and take the rest for granted, which would be stein not stain.
Maybe that's how others are reading it too?
Or, ye know - what A-squared said.
On the Mandela effect page, there is a comment from a man claiming to be Stan and Jan's son. I'll find and quote...
I came across this earlier.
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