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« Reply #15: August 14, 2009, 03:36:20 am »

has a name that is not a word

Pretty please an elaboration?  Smiley I've always thought of names as necessarily words, though I suppose if you're looking at them from a different perspective (maybe functionally? as identifiers, irrespective of being verbal?)... Huh
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« Reply #16: August 20, 2009, 09:42:19 pm »



Some things I have that I suppose have personality, or perhaps I'm just too damn sentimental. But some do in actuality, I think. My computer, for example. I think I kind of agree with Sunflower here about her athame, and relating to how I "name" things. They have names... but I can't think of the proper words FOR them. Maybe their names don't exist in human speech. If that makes any sense.

The only thing I have ever named is my car, WildFrost.  She seems to like it, I think. *hums the Transformers theme*
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« Reply #17: August 20, 2009, 10:55:50 pm »


WildFrost. 

I think I have no imagination.  My last three vehicles were named Ethel, Barney, and Fran.

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« Reply #18: August 21, 2009, 12:06:03 pm »


I know that this is tasteless and will probably make me look bad but...

I named my car Heather because it's on its last leg (or it was before I got it fixed up).

I also name my knives.  My chef's knife is named Norman (but my mother calls them "Norman Knives" so that's probably just something I picked up from her), my boning knife is Jeffery, and my bread knife is named Kingsbury (a cookie for whoever spots the theme/referances).

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« Reply #19: August 21, 2009, 12:14:07 pm »

I know that this is tasteless and will probably make me look bad but...

I named my car Heather because it's on its last leg (or it was before I got it fixed up).

I don't get it.

I also name my knives.  My chef's knife is named Norman (but my mother calls them "Norman Knives" so that's probably just something I picked up from her), my boning knife is Jeffery, and my bread knife is named Kingsbury (a cookie for whoever spots the theme/referances).

I don't get that either.
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« Reply #20: August 21, 2009, 12:16:50 pm »

I don't get it.

Heather as in Heather Mills McCartny?

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« Reply #21: August 21, 2009, 01:50:49 pm »

I confess: I'm a habitual namer.

Does anyone else share this affliction?


I like to name stuff but im not very good at it so I try not to do it as much. As you can tell my username is pretty basic I wanted something that sounded better or at least that symbolized my spirituality but i just am not good at it. The only thing I have really named was my new car Scarlett for the fact that she is red and my cat Dizzy because she used to run around in circles on a step and would end up falling over. Computers and stuff I always think of naming them but I just cant.
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« Reply #22: August 21, 2009, 02:24:47 pm »

I think I have no imagination.  My last three vehicles were named Ethel, Barney, and Fran.

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My currant van is called Vanpire. lol Okay, I probaly should explain.  It was a slip of the tongue.  Just recently I spent a week where about 4 dif. things broke down on it at once. Nothing major, totally cost wasn't as bad as it could have been.  But talking to my mom I said "Dang van is like a Vanpire this week. Draining me of my money."  I MEANT to say Vampire, but it came out Vanpire.  So, my family being strange as they are thought it was a cool name and that's what he got named. Yes, he.  For some reason this vehicle 'feels' like a he. Anyway, it doesn't seem to mind.  And in truth, it's a really good van. 21 yrs old and no problems. *knock on wood*
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« Reply #23: August 30, 2009, 10:42:14 am »

I also name my knives.  My chef's knife is named Norman (but my mother calls them "Norman Knives" so that's probably just something I picked up from her), my boning knife is Jeffery, and my bread knife is named Kingsbury (a cookie for whoever spots the theme/referances)

I know I'm sick.


This will come as an utter shock, I know... I get the references, right down to Kingsbury. Of course, I also own a pie pan that's been christened the Todd after it was used to make a particularly juicy and rather unfortunate looking cherry pie. 

Where is this cookie of which you speak?  I may be sick and twisted, but I still like cookies.  Cheesy
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« Reply #24: August 30, 2009, 12:16:16 pm »

Finally getting back to this, now that I have a keyboard Smiley, my partner's visit is over Sad, and I've caught up on my TC reading backlog Shocked.

Pretty please an elaboration?  Smiley I've always thought of names as necessarily words, though I suppose if you're looking at them from a different perspective (maybe functionally? as identifiers, irrespective of being verbal?)... Huh
That's pretty much it - functionally, as identifiers.  Have you ever had two acquaintances who had the same given name, but it took quite a while for you to notice, because while the word was the same, its referent/meaning in each case was very different?  IMO, there's a lot more to a name than the verbal part.

Or, what Rin said:
They have names... but I can't think of the proper words FOR them. Maybe their names don't exist in human speech.

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« Reply #25: August 30, 2009, 12:41:15 pm »

I also name my knives.  My chef's knife is named Norman (but my mother calls them "Norman Knives" so that's probably just something I picked up from her), my boning knife is Jeffery, and my bread knife is named Kingsbury (a cookie for whoever spots the theme/referances).

I know I'm sick.
Well, they're knives, so the theme makes sense - I imagine there are at least some other kitchen professionals who name their knives, too, and quite possibly with similarly mordant references even if the chef in question is not otherwise known for gallows humor. And since they're your knives, it's pretty much inevitable.

(No sick-and-twisted cookie for me - I deduced the theme from what the other two names had in common, but drew a blank on Kingsbury.)

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« Reply #26: August 30, 2009, 06:49:28 pm »

Well, they're knives, so the theme makes sense - I imagine there are at least some other kitchen professionals who name their knives, too, and quite possibly with similarly mordant references even if the chef in question is not otherwise known for gallows humor. And since they're your knives, it's pretty much inevitable.

(No sick-and-twisted cookie for me - I deduced the theme from what the other two names had in common, but drew a blank on Kingsbury.)

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Yeah, I think I finally get the first two, but I'm still lost on Kingsbury.
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« Reply #27: August 30, 2009, 07:22:09 pm »

Yeah, I think I finally get the first two, but I'm still lost on Kingsbury.

I think Mel's probably referring to Kingsbury Run Murders (aka the Cleveland Torso murders) in the 1930's.  At least that's the Kingsbury that springs my mind given the theme.
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« Reply #28: August 30, 2009, 07:58:42 pm »

I confess: I'm a habitual namer.

Does anyone else share this affliction?

I love naming stuff. After all my toys, of course, the first slightly weirder thing I named was my graphing calculator (yes, I am a nerd   Smiley). Its name is Artemis. I think he is male. My new laptop I was planning on naming a people name, similar in a way to Artemis. But apparently she's female, and insisted on being named Hickory. I couldn't argue.
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« Reply #29: August 31, 2009, 06:25:37 pm »

I think Mel's probably referring to Kingsbury Run Murders (aka the Cleveland Torso murders) in the 1930's.  At least that's the Kingsbury that springs my mind given the theme.
Thanks - yes, that sounds like it fits.

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