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buzzycrumbhunger Donating Member (793 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 12:10 PM
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21. Since I invoked the "white trash" remark. . .
I guess I should explain. :( There's a huge difference between unusual and just weird, and I don't think "unusual" necessarily has a trashy connotation. There's a lot to be said for giving a unique name as opposed to having your kid referred to as Nicholas13 or Kaitlyn Lastname because there are that many other kids in school with the same fad name of the season. Family and ethnic names can be awesomely unique, and I would never pooh-pooh an unusual name that obviously had some thought given to it. Hell, I'll always be pissed I let myself be pressured into not naming my son Hamish or Angus because they would have fit him perfectly, and I suppose there'd have been a lot of people who thought those were odd.

It's when you get something like the Palin family, who seem to go out of their way to pick funky names, or other real trash (color not really a factor) parents who create moronic spellings, made-up words, or truly sad choices like "Limonjello" ("Ah likes mah Jell-o!"), which brand the kids for life. (No, I didn't pull that last one out of my arse--I've actually transcribed a hospital discharge summary with that story. . .)

Trust me, real white trash would never be self aware enough to feel offended by a random discussion. I suspect your kids are safe.
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