The Longest Now


The Importance of Names
Sunday June 22nd 2003, 2:18 pm
Filed under: chain-gang

Ancient chinese wisdom holds with the extreme importance of names.  Modern propagandists would agree, if with less enthusiasm… political candidates sometimes rename themselves for this reason.   I always have trouble naming images, sites, books; most of the names I have for private items aren’t words at all — perhaps I haven’t the poetry to create the overlapping meanings I want from everyday phrases.  In any case, Dave refuses to pronounce Omnipresent Longevity and I’m left contemplating names again.  For now.  [speaking of which, there’s an old caption contest that was never resolved…]


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> Dave refuses to pronounce Omnipresent Longevity

“Omnicrescent Luminosity”
“Omnipatient Hillarity”

Damn. Just won’t come out.

??? Huh ???

Speaking of the importance of names: comic books and fantasy novels of all stripes have stressed this for a long time. Some of my favorites, in fact (comics: Books of Magic. Sandman.)

Comment by David J Edery 06.25.03 @ 12:02 am



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