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AlmondFacialBar
1118035.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:15 am Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
There is a "documentary"/PSA on TV right now; a woman is dressing her daughter* in full make up, hairpieces, etc. The kid's name appears to literally be "Princess".

*ETA: daughter is clearly less than school age.


Oh dear... I'd consider a name like Princess fairly normal and acceptable with an African cultural background. There's lots of kids with such names running around here and they're usually of Nigerian or South African descent. The object of that documentary sounds less African than completely mental, though.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Alfred E Neuman
1118047.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:17 am Reply with quote

Prince is quite a common surname.

I know at least one person whose first name is Princess too. She is from a black African background, and while she's in South African now, she was born in Lesotho.

 
swot
1118048.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:18 am Reply with quote

There was a girl called Angel at my youth band.

 
Zziggy
1118053.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:27 am Reply with quote

No, Essex was about as exotic as this Princess's heritage by the looks (and sounds).

 
cornixt
1118120.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:11 am Reply with quote

I've heard of a guy referred to as "White Jermaine" because Jermaine is such a common name amongst black people that they outnumber white people with the name by a large margin in the US. I think there must be a New Orleans influence there, being that it is a French name. Similar with Jerome. I wonder if they are the source of the preponderance of names like JaMichael and JaMarcus.

 
NinOfEden
1118167.  Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:30 pm Reply with quote

The enduringly popular name 'Sarah' is an anglicisation of the Hebrew word for 'Princess'.
But that's a different language, so it doesn't sound silly.

 
Strawberry
1119481.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:22 am Reply with quote

14 Insane Names

 
CharliesDragon
1119484.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:33 am Reply with quote

Hmm, King Arthur was born in 1885? That's good to know.

As for the last one... Was there such a movement at that time? Since it's becoming a problem now, it would be interesting to know.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1119485.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:40 am Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:
Hmm, King Arthur was born in 1885? That's good to know.

As for the last one... Was there such a movement at that time? Since it's becoming a problem now, it would be interesting to know.


Back then there was a strong movement against smallpox inoculation. Thank fuck the sensible guys won.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
CharliesDragon
1119536.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:00 am Reply with quote

I'm just sitting here pointing in the air and trying to get my brain to understand that that will in no way lead you to an article about the new anti-vaccination movement... :P

http://www.livescience.com/49748-attitudes-on-vaccine-safety-change-with-age.html

http://www.livescience.com/search.html?cx=partner-pub-1894578950532504%3Aqaei7k190hq&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&sa=&q=Vaccination

The last link is search results for more articles about the subject on LiveScience.

So yeah, the majority is still vaccinating, but some are not and it is causing harm.

 
suze
1119542.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:07 am Reply with quote

I can't read very much of Clifton Antivaccination's birth certificate, but he was born at Star Hill, Rochester, which is about one mile from here.

Since we currently have a fellow from UKIP playing at being our MP, it might appear that the lunatics never ceased to run this particular asylum. Although in fact, it was a Liberal government which had passed the Vaccination Act 1873 - which had made smallpox vaccination compulsory - and as of 1979, both of Rochester's MPs were Liberals.

Clifton Antivaccination's father may not have been.

 
cornixt
1119601.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:04 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Back then there was a strong movement against smallpox inoculation. Thank fuck the sensible guys won.

Won or didn't die of a preventable disease, whichever.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1119602.  Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:06 am Reply with quote

For all I can see that comes under winning, no?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Zziggy
1124869.  Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:34 am Reply with quote

Tiny Somme Gray

 
Spud McLaren
1124880.  Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:19 am Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
No, Essex was about as exotic as this Princess's heritage by the looks (and sounds).
Hmm...Essex, the mysterious East...

 

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