WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1548 times:
Once again BBC sets out to bash us quaint colonials! Darn I hate that propaganda. Did it not occur to them to check Britain's population data? There are more than likely a few children in Britain named after brand names, as insanity, contrary to the popular belief among some international news networks, is not confined to the United States. Perhaps more children in the UK are named Royce because of Rolls Royce?
While I admit what these parents are doing is utterly moronic and contemptible, the numbers mentioned in the article are a microscopic fraction of the United States. A grand total of 451 persons are mentioned in the article. So what? There are more legally insane people in the USA than that. How is this specific to the USA? Surely, if there are 451 such instances in the USA, there will also some instances in Canada, Australia, the UK, basically, any country where these brandings are visible.
BBC really is increasingly risking loosing their reputation for credible journalism. Too bad, as just a few years ago I thought somewhat highly of them. This news story is on the whole the biggest load of nonsense I have seen, and I have seen quite a bit...
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1531 times:
Don't be ridiculous. They're reporting an American study, or did you not notice that in the story? It is quite possible that the same thing happens elsewhere in the world, but since no-one has published a report on it, it won't be covered.
Talk about paranoia.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Prosimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
It is no different from the 19th century when parents named their children Ruby or Opal... it reflects their aspirations
That reminds me of a joke:
Three couples die and go up to Heaven, where they are met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter.
He calls the first couple forward and begins to berate the husband, "All your life you've wanted nothing but money, it's been your obsession. So much in fact, you married a woman named Penny!". And with that, St. Peter sent them both to Hell.
He called forward the second couple and again berates the husband, "All your life you've wanted nothing but alcohol, it's been your obsession. So much in fact, you married a woman named Sherry". And with that , St. Peter sent them both to Hell.
At this point the final couple look at each other and the husband say "Oh Shit!....Fanny, we don't stand a chance!"