Friday, June 24, 2005

57 Lovers and Nothing On

So, as you all know, the Professor has like 57 lovers. Until very recently, it's been impossible to keep them all straight, but a few days ago, I realized that all her lovers have vaguely foreign sounding names: not Tom, but To-mas; not Jane, but Ja-ney; not Richard, but Ricardo, etc. And so this made me happy because now, if she starts talking about someone and I can't quite figure out if it's a fellow philosopher or a lover, I just wait to hear what his or her name is and if it's Fred, it must be a philosopher, but if it's Frederiche, it's a lover. It's very handy. But I've started to wonder, do they develop vaguely foreign sounding names in response to their time with her, or is she deliberately picking them out based on how much fun it is to say their names? So, for fun and as an experiment, I think we should all start introducing ourselves to the Professor with foreign variants of our names and see where it goes. I'll be introducing myself as Tante B. the next time I see her.

4 Comments:

Blogger Taketoshi said...

haha it's hard to exoticize Taketoshi any more :(

6/24/2005 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger melusina said...

I can be La Melusine!

6/24/2005 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger the Professor said...

just imagine what would have happened if you'd introduced yourself as taketoshi right from the start!

6/25/2005 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger the Professor said...

Thanks, Aunt B. I love the publicity.

6/25/2005 10:30:00 AM  

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