Sunday, August 19, 2007

Outrageous Names are Where It's @

In memory of Elvis Aaron's passing, Superman has left the building...@ is now here. Yes, dear readers, there's a new name in Annals of Misnomers (talk about a misnomer!). The misnaming disease has spread in a north-westerly direction to China, where a young couple have attempted to register the symbol "@" as the name of their new son.

Explains the father: "The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him." (Chinese couple tried to name baby "@", Reuters.) Okay, I will concede that in this instance the local language makes the pronunciation sound like actual words rather than a web colloquialism. Does that make it any better of a name than Superman or 4Real?

Don't count on it, Got2B.

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