Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
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The Language of Influence

While going through the archives of William Gibson's blog this morning, presently devoted to the presentation of work in progress, I found this very amusing entry I'd previously overlooked:
Friday, September 09, 2005 posted 11:15 PM

I was looking through a list of women's names today, Dutch, all prior to the year 1100:


Once you see the name Crapahildis it sort of sticks with you, doesn't it? And think of all the men who cried out "Clodauuiua!" with utmost longing.
I can't help but think of the song "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide.
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