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February 22nd, 2011

LOL? @ 08:47 pm

Soundtrack: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Slipsand Galaxy

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/02/22/133959319/little-egyptian-girl-named-facebook-to-honor-sites-role-in-revolution

I understand that it's a way of celebrating the revolution, but who names their daughter Facebook? I'd understand if an Egyptian business, an Egyptian city, or to a lesser extent, Egypt itself were renamed Facebook, but a person? Won't that just make it harder for her to understand what Facebook (the site) is? After all, I'd never heard of HAZMAT before I watched the Strong Bad E-mail couch patch, so I used to think that the text on The Poopsmith's "HAS MATT?" uniform might somehow read from the currently logged-in user's username on the computer (despite the fact that I think I was just "default" or "owner" or something on that computer) and thus show up as "HAS JENNIFER?" or "HAS JENN?" for pathvain_aelien and so on; therefore, I can only imagine how bad such misconceptions would be for someone with the name Facebook.

 
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:February 23rd, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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That is strange.. I can't imagine calling someone 'Facebook,' it just wouldn't feel right.
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From:matt1993
Date:February 23rd, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
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I know, right?
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:February 23rd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, I had no idea what HAZMAT was until a few years ago, so you learned it before me. :) I would have thought the same thing probably. I figure that Facebook will know where her name comes from because people will tell her, probably a lot. :)
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From:matt1993
Date:February 23rd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
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I figure that Facebook will know where her name comes from because people will tell her, probably a lot.

Probably, but still, as eccentricrabbit mentioned, it wouldn't feel right to call her that.

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