Thursday, August 16, 2007

Inus, Dorcas and At-Sign

Two recent linkworthy posts on unusual names:
  • Mother Tongue Annoyances on the tragedy of the female given name "Dorcas" and the allegedly existent name "Inus." (Surprise: The latter rhymes with "penis.")
  • The Syndey Morning Herald on a Chinese couple who want to name their son "@." They defended their choice before the Chinese government by saying the symbol is almost universally understood and, when pronounced by a Chinese person, sounds like ai ta, or "love him."

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