Monday, September 14, 2009
I feel so blessed with a name! I mean, a name which carries along a beautiful meaning with it. So, why call a person "Botak, Bulat, Bob"? etc..
It always infuriates me when a person calls me/others name that is not registered in our birth cert! I will be annoyed. No wonder I am not used to calling my friends names other than what was 'tahnik'ed on him/her.
Since my younger years, I have always despised people calling me/others names that are not ours. But as time flies, I realize that there are people who like it or used to it. I mean, used to the "new" names given. Whenever there is a seminar, new college enrollment or so forth, they would definitely be people who come with some names for the "not-so-famous-in-the-group".
"Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive."
~Thomas C. Haliburton~
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet~
"A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man."
~Author unknown, quoted by William Hazlitt~