Thursday, December 13, 2018

Quote for the day

Name Bonus:

"The moon unit will be divided into two divisions: 
Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa."

- Dr Evil
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

A rose by any other name . . .Part 2

Yesterday I posted an item about a mother who drew the ire of the internet community when she became indignant at someone having nameshamed her daughter Abcde Redford. That’s right, her daughter is named Abcde, pronounced Ab-City. 

Here is an item in a similar vein, with reader comments, from the website Bored Panda. The item is at: 

Woman Cancels Baby Shower After Friends Ridicule The Name Of Her Unborn Child

Internet comments:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A rose by any other name . . . Part 1

Mum Traci Redford drew the ire of the public when she complained that a gate attendant at John Wayne International Airport had made fun of her five-year-old daughter’s name. The daughter is named ‘Abcde,’ pronounced “Ab-city,” and according the Abcde’s mother, the gate attendant began laughing when she saw the boarding pass, drawing the attention of other attendants to it. The attendant also posted it on social media. 

Redford filed a formal complaint with Southwest Airlines which responded two weeks later with disciplinary action against the attendant and a formal apology to the family. The internet community was not as supportive as the airline:

Part 2 tomorrow.

Thought for the Day

Tuesday Smiles

Sent to me by Leo . . .