“Your Jewel” / Memorable Fancies #1729

[A name is like a piece of jewelry hung around his neck at birth.” – Wittgenstein]

Yes, around your neck where others can see that name you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself, a name, perhaps, now shared with a newly disreputable politician or crazed serial killer who’s no relation to you, a name that could be taken as male or female, a name that no one can pronounce – including you – …

[FYI, the German here is “ein Schmuckstück”]



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