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:

Clodauuiua
Clotrada
Crapahildis
Cunegundis

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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