Presumably, most of us are happy with our given names. We must be; we've lived with them all our lives without changing them. Haven't you ever, though, if only fleetingly, wished your name were something else?
When I was a kid, I was perfectly happy with my nickname. None of my friends or family ever called me anything else. On occasions like the first day of school, however, when the teacher called out my real first name, it would sometimes take me a minute to make the connection that "that" was "me" and timidly confirm that I was "Here!" Throughout grade school, I longed to be an Amy or Emily, Anita or Donna or Roseann.
Nowadays, I sometimes wish I were called something exotic like Delilah or Evangeline or Renata. The object of my affections would, of course, be an Alejandro, Luciano, or Antonio. I never dated (or married) one of those.
It's a rainy/sleety day here in the Valley of the Shadow of Stuff That Must Be Done, and I have way too much stuff I absolutely have to do. Therefore, I didn't spend a whole lot of time bounty hunting Words Gone Wild. Thank God, I found all of these in one fell swoop and handed them off to Twisted Linguistics.
participitate - This is group participation in someone's unfortunate heart palpitations. An unpreventable side effect is nervous tics.
catalouges - The act of tossing small sleds off mountainsides.
everyone's learning curb is different - Mine is still ongoing, but I do realize that some peoples' cutoff point is 6th to 8th grade.
Passible - Book containing all pickup lines used and handed down from the beginning of time.
What was your 1996 theme song?
|Your 1996 Theme Song Is: 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins|
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet