Posts tagged ‘names’

June 3, 2018

Graffiti Hill

by duncanr

For over seventy years, people have been driving out in their RVs to a remote desert area near the city of Yuma, in the US state of Arizona, to write their names and leave messages on the desert floor. Unlike regular graffiti that is hurtful to the environment, at Valley of Names messages are spelled out by carefully arranging rocks and small boulders in the hard-packed white sandhttp://tinyurl.com/ycj6dcne
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hhmmm, perhaps it’s just me but while this graffiti is ‘not hurtful to the environment’, to me it’s an act of vandalism that mars the natural beauty of the area

May 3, 2018

I Name this Boat . . .

by duncanr


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January 30, 2018

Wi-Fi Names

by duncanr

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October 14, 2017

Dog Names

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July 28, 2017

Naming Nappies

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August 3, 2015

Naming that Baby

by duncanr

111111-baby1201naming a baby is a tricky business

get it wrong and you could lumber your kid with a name that they hate, one that opens them to bullying, or one that is at odds with their later personality and character

some folk play safe by using Calender months, such as April, May, or June to name their child

this works reasonably well if you are a girl born in one of these months – not so much if you are a boy, or if . . .

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September 18, 2013

Misheard Names

by duncanr

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Names are tricky things. They often carry associations in our mind (I bet there was a fall off in the number of newborn british girls being named ‘Myra’ after the ‘Moors Murders’ case) that do not ‘fit’ the personality, character, or appearance of the bearer. That applies not just to humans, but to animals too.  For instance, calling a Rottweiler ‘Nigel’ or a Chihuahua  ‘Rambo’ will occasion a few raised eyebrows and questioning looks !

In naming dogs, one also has to be careful . . .

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January 28, 2009

What’s in a name?

by duncanr

Dairy Cow

Dairy Cow

A study by Dr Catherine Douglas at Newcastle University claims cows yield more milk if given a name than do those who remain anonymous.

A cow given a name will produce up to 500 pints a year more milk than an un-named cow, according to Dr Douglas.

Giving a cow a name is a sign that the cow is recognised as an individual and cattle treated as individuals are claimed to be more content and more productive.

According to Dr Douglas, cows are –

‘happier and more relaxed if they are given a bit more one-to-one attention’

A statement our own resident cow, Nosey, will no doubt concur with!

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