While watching the James Bond opening credits last night (which were really ehh), I noticed there was a producer named Barbara Broccoli, which is awesome. There was a girl at my high school named Christine Lasagna, and my dad’s high school girlfriend was named Cindy Hamburger. These names make me giggle.
Anyway, just so happened to come across this tonight! Some of these literally can’t be real, I don’t know how they happened. My personal favorites? Bud Light, Yolanda Squatpump, Mike Litoris and Jack Kanoff. And Peter Bonerz. Lolz.
The Language Log, another language blog!, posted this about the last name of France’s Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. You might be like what, how do you even pronounce that anyway, but funny story: his name translates to “his dick” in Arabic. As many North African, Arabic-speaking nations, like Morrocco and Algeria, French is an official language, so the French news is important. etc. Awkward!
The Language Log also points out that Vladimir Putin’s name in French is spelled Poutine. This is obviously to avoid confusion with the word Putain! Which means f*ck!!!!!
Oh BTW Egan means “Little ball of fire”. Awesome.