July 20, 2015
The bazaar is bizarre and the fair is not fair. I like words that you can play with. The other day, I was thinking of words that sound beautiful but are ugly, like gonorrhea. I think there was a character in Shakespeare called Goneril, which sound similar. I have heard of someone naming their child Placenta because they liked the sound of the word. Or naming their kids La-a (pronounced "ladasha" but it's really la-hyphen-a because I can't make a dash here). Oh, well. Not knowing the difference between a hyphen and a dash is the least of these people's worries.