Monday, April 26, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull

I thought at first it was a misprint! Then I checked again. No there it was boldly printed, wherever I looked. It was something like those random alphabets that we type in MS Word while testing the keyboard or when we are just plain bored! Okay, no jokes on a serious issue!

But seriously, what else did you expect the volcano to do with a name like that! Smile with pride??? Who names these things? No wonder the volcano exploded! It's probably the only way it can express its emotions regarding the screwed up name that is assigned to it- Eyjafjallajökull??? Jeez, how do you even pronounce it? eye-jaf..eyaf...whatever! 
Taken by: Henrik Thorburn

One of my Dad's colleagues once had a similar eruption. His parents had named him Selvachezhiyan Anbarasu Arulselvan Ramakrishnan (hehehehee!well the name was something like that! I hope I didn't miss anything). He called himself Selvy for the 'cool' effect. But all documentation measures required him to fill out his mile long name with each piece intact and that irked him! Finally, he lost it the day the Census people came around! I  wasn't there so I don't know what happened but onlookers say that those people ran away vowing never to return and swore that they would never include his name in the registry! (or something like that!). Years of torture finally resulted in his eruption and voila, I think we have the solution to all eruptions! No long, difficult to pronounce, tongue-twisterish names anymore and this should be a legal notice. The world shall be a happier place from now on!

P.S.- I have a little cousin whom I fondly named Chota Smiley because he smiles all the time. he's like a few months old or something! He has now been officially name Justin Mathai something something (try as I may, I cant recall the remaining parts of his endlessly stretching name!) I can predict another eruption in about 10- 20 years or so! Maybe I should rename him to Chota Explosion since the smile is going to disappear the day he figures out his name! ;)



8 comments:

Addy said...

I still can't pronounce it! They should suggest the pronunciation (as in the dictionary) along with the newspaper prints and elsewhere too!
I know why parents give a mile long name to their children, they hate those kids.......:P
n all the best with your "Chota Explosion" :)

Truck Driver said...

ROFL =))
yes that volcano's name is pretty weird came across it few days ago and i too thought the same thing like u.....

And talking about the names of ur uncle and cousin.... well i can just sympathize with them and ask god to give ur cousin power to cope up with the shock of finding his name's length and complexity.....

btw how will he remember his name till class 2nd or 3rd
:-s

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Addy: Hehe! Yea..thanks!!!! Poor kid! And yea, abt THE VOLCANO (or I'll have to copy paste the name again, like I did all this while!Hehe!), the pronounciation is "AY-yah-fyah-lah-YOH-kuul". Thanks me for making you wiser today! ;)

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ Truck Driver: LMAO! Yea.. I never thought about that! He might actally not be able to remember all the parts of his name! Hehe! I have no idea. Maybe he might have to look at his i-card everytime someone asks him his name! (like I have to check my cellphone everytime someone asks me my ph no! I never seem to remember my own!!! lol!)

- The Virgin Author! said...

ROFL! =) I pity the name volcano. Wonder, what will he tell his own friends about his newly 'invented' name?

I am happy that my parents didn't give me a stupid name. :P

Minstrel Incognito said...

@ The Virgin Author: Yea, when I come across these names, I'm glad as can be for my name!

Anisha Raju said...

TOTALLY!! huh! But i found a way around it, simply say- aye!-yaa!-fya-
local!!! :P :P so der! EASY PEASY! :D :D

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