What’s in a Name?

I love Franco Zefirelli's Romeo and Juliet! The music was amazing, the actors sublime and the love scene was, ehem :)

I love Franco Zefirelli’s Romeo and Juliet! The music was amazing, the actors sublime and the love scene was, ehem 🙂

A rose by any other name … blah blah blah …

With all due respect, Mr. William S., I humbly opine that a name is of great import if one wants to live a life that is true and fun.

For example, today I signed a petition to start naming Philippine typhoons  after corrupt politicians!

http://www.change.org/petitions/pagasa-start-naming-typhoons-after-corrupt-politicians-and-grafters-2

What catharsis  it would be when I do get to finally exclaim:

"Typhoon" is  the local nom de guerre for hurricanes. The deaths from Typhoon Pablo which swept through a big part of Mindanao December last year. Picture from fernandoymas.blogspot.com

“Typhoon” is the local nom de guerre for hurricanes. Above: the deaths from Typhoon Pablo which swept through a big part of Mindanao, December last year. Picture from fernandoymas.blogspot.com

“The darned effing Typhoon Ferdinand (or Imelda) Marcos has ravaged poor Metro Manila and reduced the streets into a wet garbage dump!”

There is some kind of poetry into it.

Madame Meldy, the woman with a thousand shoes -- eat your heart out Jeane Napoles! -- is still alive; and is currently a congresswoman of Ilocos Norte. We have a saying in Tagalog, "Ang masamang damo ay mahirao mamatay" (A bad grass will not easily die) The translation is awkward but that's the idea.

Madame Meldy, the woman with a thousand shoes — eat your heart out Jeane Napoles! — is still alive; and is currently a congresswoman of Ilocos Norte. We have a saying in Tagalog, “Ang masamang damo ay mahirap mamatay” (A bad grass will not easily die) The translation is awkward but that’s the idea.

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