In Katherine Bucknell's The Animals, a collection of letters between the famous British-born novelist Christopher Isherwood and his lover, the American portrait artist Don Bachardy, love speaks in animal tongues. Cloying Beatrix Potter animal tongues.
Yes, there is a lot of history and tradition tied to the nickname "Redskins" -- for the NFL in general, and the Washington franchise in particular. Not all of it is negative and offensive but way too much of it is. As such, it's a tradition that must end.
He made a name for himself as the Giants head coach, but what you may not know about Bill Parcells is that his actual first name is "Duane." And "Bill" isn't even his middle name he uses instead -- it's a nickname.
My wife and I underwent a series of intense analytical sessions when deciding what to name our children. We drew up lists, consulted census reports and cross-checked our top contenders to make sure they didn't correlate to any sitcom characters and/or reality stars.
Is it OK to recycle pet names and phrases? I mean, the odds of an ex discovering you've dipped into your once-shared repertoire are very slim. And even if she were to hear of it, is it really that bad?