Not quite suitable for Easter Sunday, but the continued survival of Yasser Arafat is putting me in a bad mood:
Making fun of someone's name is a cheap form of humor, but hard to resist when the someone is sufficiently loathsome. 'Clymer' has been used as a euphemism for 'a**hole' for almost two years now, and I see a lot of references to 'brutal fisking' and the like. I have yet to see 'moronic' spelled 'Mooronic', but I imagine it's only a matter of time.
Of course, some names are just asking for trouble. When Coyote at the Dog Show referred to "Harry 'Butt Weasel' Browne", it made me think maybe he should just change the spelling to 'Hairy Brown' -- a pair of adjectives suitable for butts and weasels, individually or in combination.
I'd forgotten where I'd read this, so I did a Google search on "Harry Butt Weasel Browne" (four words). The reply was "Did you mean: "Harry ButtWeasel Browne" (three words). Yes, Google, as a matter of fact I did mean that. Thank you for asking.Posted by Dr. Weevil at March 31, 2002 10:30 PM