Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Name Changer

Something to consider if you ever have the opportunity to name someone or something:

In this clip Mark Forsyth aka The Inky Fool makes a great observation : history changes a word far more than a word can change history.

What or who we name today may not hold true to our association or definition in the days after tomorrows. That's the nature of language. It's what keeps it interesting. 
All the same, I find myself quietly hoping that Katie won't someday be synonymous with the blue rinse and bingo cruise terrain currently ruled by Betty and Edna.

Even if that is what I'll be doing for kicks in my later years because I do rather like the idea of pale blue hair.

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