From William Safire's column in last weekend's Times' magazine:
What is the question to which 9-W is the answer? "Do you spell your name with a V, Mr. Wagner?"
Reminds me of an ex-boss who, after working with several Vinods and Vinays and Vasants, once asked me "why can't you Indians pronounce V and W correctly"?
Well, I want to know why Americans can't pronounce those conjunct consonants in Sanskrit correctly. Hah!