How Do You Spell Fala?
“But all through this we have to remember that there is just one front, which includes at home as well as abroad. It is all part of the picture of trying to win the war. Now, of course, I can’t do anything about it because the thing has got started, and people will continue to refer to the “home front.” It always reminds me of an example I use about things getting started. I have a little dog who is called Fala—F-a-l-a. But in the beginning, everybody got into their heads that his name was F-a-l-l-a, and you can’t break them of the habit. Same thing goes for ‘home front.’” (Laughter) … — Franklin D. Roosevelt: Excerpts from Press Conference, July 27, 1943
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, 1943, FDR Presidential Library and Museum