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‘Bright’ Talks Warns Of ‘Darkest’ … A Rare Headline.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, it was ‘whistleblower’ Dr. Rick BRIGHT warning of the ‘DARKEST winter’.

Yes, a stark & scary warning.

To I, with my fondness for names, it was amusing — BRIGHT & DARKEST.

Well, you have to SMILE.


Yes, another instance of a person with a BRILLIANT name.

Bright!

Wow. How perfect.


Appears name actually comes from ‘Bright’ –> maybe ‘Bright Helmet’.

So, more to do with physical appearance than mental acuity, BUT, still neat.


Well, I have to live with ‘Guruge‘ — though I am not really complaining, even if 99.9% don’t have a clue as to what it means. SMILE.


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Interesting Names: ‘Dr. Larry Brilliant’ — A Brilliant Name For A Respected Epidemiologist.

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I had not encountered him before and that is OK.

Just happened to see him, live, on CNN. He is impressive.

His name CRACKED me up, but in a good way.

How neat. How apropos.

What must it be like growing up with that name?

What must have it been like becoming SUCCESSFUL with that name?

How many jokes did he have to endure — though none could have been painful.

It is hard to make fun of TRUE brilliance.

Love it.

Would never have been a good name for I, BUT, I sure would have liked to have had it.

But, I am NOT complaining. I kind of like ‘Guruge‘ — though 99.9% don’t have a clue as to what it means. SMILE.


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Interesting Names: “Cunnett” & A Mouth To Match — Which Gets Him 7-Months In Prison.

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I guess with that name the ‘c-word’ must just trip from your tongue.

I was not familiar with that name.

It is an old British name that even appears in the Domesday Book. A variant, that makes sense, is “Connett”. Both the names are believed to be from the Latin for “Constantius”. Other than that folks have no idea what the name means.

Just amused me that he, with that name, would have such a potty mouth. 7-months in jail should sure cool his jets. Not sure how that impacts his marriage let alone his honeymoon.

The dangers of drinking and flying.


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People With Interesting Names: “Erica Houskeeper” of “HappyVermont.com”

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Click to ENLARGE. An e-mail from “Revels North”.


Click to access her Website “HappyVermont.com”.


I first saw it, in a flash, on an e-mail I got from “Revels North” (first image above). I read it, subconsciously, with the ‘e’ inserted and thought “Wow, what an interesting name“.

I saved the e-mail because I wanted to research the name. When I went back I discovered that there was NO ‘e’ BUT it sure looks and sounds like it did. I am not sure how they pronounce it.

I, of course, Googled it. Much to my surprise and chagrin I couldn’t find what it means or where it came from — though I will confess I did not spend much time.

I, however, discovered that Erica is not alone and it could be a married name. There is an actor with that name — on IMDb.com.

I think it is German but I could be wrong. German for that duty is haushälterin.

I am going to send her this link and ask her whether she can help me with her name. I think it is neat. I like it.


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People With Interesting Names: A Weatherman Named “Ken Weathers”.

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Made my day when I saw in the U.K. “Daily Mail” this morning — the “Daily Mail” (which I have read most of my life) being the first thing I read every morning, while still lying in bed.

Wonder whether his name ‘Weathers’ influenced his desire to become a ‘weatherman’? Wonder if many comment about it … at all?

But now … it gets more ‘amusing’.

Who would have thought. A castrated ram! Poor Mr. Weathers. Wonder if he knows that?

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Think – Today: Why Is There To Be 9-Days Of Official Mourning For Fidel Castro?

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Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, November 25, 2016, was to be cremated the next day, i.e., November 26. However, there is to be 9-days of official mourning for him. Why nine days?popebbb


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The modern fork'” — the modern 4-pronged table fork is the baby-of-the-family when it comes to ‘European’ (or for that matter Asian (as in say Chinese)) table utensils. Knives and spoons were in wide use for centuries prior to the appearance of the table fork. Large two-pronged forks had been around for a long time — going back to the ancient Egyptians. But these large forks were used when cooking or for bailing hay. The three-pronged trident was associated with the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. As such Europeans eschewed three-prong forks, associating them with mini-tridents. The modern fork probably gained currency in France somewhere in the late 18th century. Check this article for more details.


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Think – Today: Who Came Up With The Modern Fork?

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1024px-assorted_forksWe, in the west, typically use one on a daily basis. But, have you given IT, i.e., a fork, any thought. Obviously the Chinese opted for chopsticks rather than forks. So, when did the fork come to be and who invented it?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The word ‘think'” — It, surprisingly, is not from Latin or Greek! The Latin for ‘think’, cogitare gave us ‘cogitate‘ — a word that I am particularly fond of. The Greek equivalent is nomízo. “Think” is from the German denken.


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Think – Today: Where Does The Word ‘Think’ Come From?

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thinkthinkFunny ol’ thing! We rarely, if ever, think about ‘think’ itself. Where does this word come from?


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Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Difference between a hill and a mountain” — 1,000′ appears to be the demarcation. You need to have a summit, and if the summit is above 1,000′ it is a mountain, if not, it is a hill. In the 1995 movie “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain“, that I pointed out to you yesterday, the Welsh villagers set about raising the level of their hill above 1,000′. Cute.


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Commemorating ‘Memorial Day’ 2015 — (‘Happy’ Is Not The Appropriate Celebration Nor Greeting).

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I also give you Eric Bogle singing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
which is all about what were the horrors of World War I.

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In November 2014, ahead of ‘Poppy Day
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the HAUNTING and very beautiful
The Green Fields of France
— which was also about WW I.

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Braxton: What The Name Means; It Is Really A Last Name As Opposed To A First, But I Am Sure The Puppy Won’t Know The Difference.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Names have always intrigued me, more so now that ever before after I wrote my groundbreaking book on pope names: “Popes and the Tales of Their Names“.

I was not familiar with ‘Braxton‘. So I had to check.  Got pretty good at tracking down names when I was researching the pope names, I had no choice. So didn’t take me long.

Interesting. No famous ‘Braxtons’ so the puppy could make a name for himself.

When I was at University in the early 1970s it was all the rage to come up with pretentious names for dogs. So that is why I have had: Rousseau (after the Swiss philosopher, after coming back from a holiday in Geneva where my hotel was opposite Rousseau’s island), Winston (Churchill), Maggie (Thatcher), Ulysses (Grant) & Monty (Montgomery as in the brilliant British WW II general). In between I also had: Bonzo, Peanut and Shamrock (the shelter given name for this huge, magnificent Golden who also answered to ‘Badger’ a name from a prior shelter).

Now it is Maya (after the ‘people’, and Deanna picked that) and Braxton — also picked by Deanna. I was given ‘heck’ by a Buddhist about ‘Maya’! I was asked whether I had forgotten who ‘Maya’ was. I obviously had. I could not remember. The Buddha’s mother was ‘Maya’. Yes, it came back when I was reminded. I did NOT see the big deal. To me naming a dog after a person is NEVER an insult, always a compliment. I assume that people name dogs ‘Mary’. Not that I really cared whether I offended Buddhists or not. If they want to get upset that I have a dog called ‘Maya’ they really have major issues.


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