Sunday, May 30, 2004
Exploring Place Names. Martyn Whittock explains how place names can unlock all sorts of information about the history of a place and its people, and how modern attempts to decipher them can go wrong.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
The Game of the Name. (via Reflections in d minor) “New parents rattle off diminutives and acronyms as if reciting scales. ‘I wanted a truly awesome, convertible name that could collapse into a normal name. Something like Charles Henry Underhill Grisham Sernovitz, because CHUGS would be a great college nickname,’ says Andy Sernovitz, 33, whose son Charles Darwin Grisham Sernovitz was born last November.” 1. CHUGS is not a normal name. 2. If names are fate, what assholic parent gives the gift of Rush & liver failure?
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Saturday, May 01, 2004
Oh, and Gulliver says hello. So why do people (or men in particular) give names to their naughty bits?
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S. Y. Affolee.