November 12, 2004

Whats in a name?

What exactly is in a name? Sure, its how you are recognized from the average, everyday Joe, but what else does it do for you? If we all lacked names, we could still be identified, in minor cases, such as a classroom setting. You could be "girl with red hair" or "girl in the yellow shirt", say theres more than one redhead, we have "girl with red hair one" and "girl with red hair two".

If we all lacked names, we could still be identified, in minor cases, such as a classroom setting. You could be "girl with red hair" or "girl in the yellow shirt", say theres more than one redhead, we have "girl with red hair one" and "girl with red hair two". In the case of life, this may get more difficult. Say you are speeding down the highway and get pulled over.

*Officer-"Excuse me Miss(or Mr.), do you know how fast you were going?"
*Miss(or Mr.)-"Nope, im afraid the speedometer doesn't work in my car. I just go as fast as humanly possible to get to my next destination...i mean...i go just a little slower than everyone else."
*Officer-"May i see your license and registration please?"

Now heres where the problem arises. What exactly would it say on your license? "Girl with yellow shirt?" Well, are you always going to be wearing yellow? And how many other people in this world wear yellow?

What else is in a name? Well, why don't you ask all of those people who name their cars. I can't say im not guilty of this one, but as of late, i have been particularly interested by the number of people who name their cars. How exactly does one determine the sex of their car? This is one question that pokes at my mind. Seriously, so many people name their cars. My roomate just recently invested in a green mustang, nice car, let me tell you. Its a little lady, Angelina to be exact. My friend Cara used to drive around a white lumina, affectionately named Marshall, after the rapper Marshall Mathers. Caras words-"Eminem is a piece of white trash, so was my car, hence the name Marshall, fits perfectly." Now Cara pimps around in Marsha, a red beretta.Cara also named my car, Big Red, after some redhead some boy was going to prom with on "That 70's Show". Athena has Lucy, a gray(silver if you'd rather) Tercel. My friend Heather, has Katana Phoenix, Katie for short, an amazing red trans am. Mike, who amuses us with dogfood stories and political debates, has Tiger, a cougar. So, let me ask you one thing, if your car has a name, does it come when you call it?

Posted by Lori Rupert at November 12, 2004 10:45 AM
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You should take a look at www.projectfastlane.biz Apparently it the official database for people who name thier cars.

Posted by: Gregg at May 1, 2006 06:01 PM
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