Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fun With Names

A little Saturday afternoon levity.

Today the Indianapolis Star reports that Michael Jackson was accused of forcing a 16 year old boy into a sex act at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center where he worked. I have always figured they would eventually nail Michael Jackson for this crime. Do I get to count this prediction as being true now?

Also, the Star reports today that Terre Haute city councilman Ramon Roman has been charged with impersonating a police officer. What's his middle name, Moran? Apparently his parents were limited to five letters when they named him.

I used to play softball with a guy with the last name "Moss." His father said he named him "Peter" never thinking that someone would shorten it to "Pete" and the obvious comparison to a type of dirt.

We have an attorney in town called "Faultless." Perfect name for the profession. In Marion County, "Judge Stoner" was the judge of the drug court for awhile. Another attorney in town, who has since passed away, was named "Donald Duck." He actually was born before the character debuted in a 1934 Disney film.

My favorite though is a guy I grew up with who was named "Bates." Nothing funny there. However, in the Catholic grade school he used to attend, the nuns would call the boys by "Master" and then their last name. I think he still has scars from the never-ending laughs every time he was called on in class.

Feel free to add your own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I guess all us attorneys would like to claim title to "faultless," but only I can claim that...jk :-) But still would prefer that to Donald Duck.