posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 04:59 PM
Hi! I'm new here but I've read this entire thread...and I really feel compelled to add some of my thoughts into the mix.
I'm an 80's kid and know without a doubt in my mind it was BerenstEin! I came across this whole craziness with the name switch last week and I have
been absolutely consumed with it. I have asked my peers, my parents, and other people that would've been adults in the 80s. I first show them a
picture of the bears without the title in the picture and they all say it "steen". Then I asked them to spell it and sure enough they spell it with an
Here are some things to think about...(I will upload my pictures of my personal books from the 80s if I can):
The title has been printed using two different fonts, cursive and block. The A is distinctly different between the two fonts and in my opinion neither
one could be confused with the letter E (regardless of whether you are an adult or a child). That is pretty much my rebuttal to anyone that will say
your mind will just automatically assume it is spelled "stein" because "we are so accustomed to seeing that on the end of names".
Has anyone attempted to call libraries or bookstores and test the person on the phone just to see what they would say?
What about the authors' families? Don't they have any extended family like cousins or siblings or even grandkids?
I just don't know where to even go from here. My brain is mush lol.
edit on 27-12-2014 by Hattish1 because: Added picture
edit on 27-12-2014 by Hattish1 because: Fixed grammatical