“Dammit Johnny” / Memorable Fancies #1720

[“Why shouldn’t it be possible for a person to regard his name as sacred?” – Wittgenstein]

If your name is sacred, then it can be taken in vain, a swear-word. Yes, that’s what happens, like when my Dad used to say “Damn it, Johnny, I don’t ever want you to …” whatever it was that time.

And so my name became ‘Dammitjohnny,’ at least I remembered it that way while Dad was still alive, and even now, even now,…

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