Friday, December 15, 2006

What's In A Name?

Congratulations are in order to outgoing Virginia Senator George Allen. He may have lost a tight race for re-election, but at least his campaign wasn't a total waste of time. The word "macaca"--famously used by Allen to describe a man of Indian descent--has been dubbed 2006's "Most Politically Incorrect Word." According to the nonprofit group Global Language Monitor, not only is the word a slang racist term, but it cost the Republicans the U.S. Senate altered the political landscape of America.

So the question now becomes: Does naming a kid "George" make him grow up to be an idiot, or are they named George because parents subconsciously already know that their kid will become an idiot later in life?

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