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« Reply #1780 on: August 16, 2007, 04:20:02 PM »
This is silly:

Forced to Pick a Major in High School
By WINNIE HU

We picked majors at the high school I attended. I'm actually surprised that it's not more commonplace. Maybe we'd have less students entering college "undecided" if more high schools adopted this practice...or more kids continuing their education beyond high school if they major in something they're passionate about.

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« Reply #1781 on: August 16, 2007, 04:25:02 PM »
Probably already posted somewhere but here goes...

Couple Tries to Name Baby '@'

BEIJING (Aug. 16) - A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used Internet 'at' symbol, much to the consternation of Chinese officials.

The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language.

The father "said 'the whole world uses it to write e-mails and translated into Chinese it means 'love him,'"' Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference.

The symbol pronounced in English as 'at' sounds like the Chinese phrase "love him."

Written Chinese does not use an alphabet but is comprised of characters, sometimes making it difficult to develop new words for new or foreign things and ideas.

In their quest for a different name, Li said that the parents of baby '@' were not alone. As of last year, only 129 surnames accounted for 87 percent of all surnames in China, Li said, suggesting that the uniformity drove people to find more individual given names.

"There was even a 'Zhao-A,' a 'King Osrina' and other extremely individualistic names," Li said, according to a transcript of the news conference posted on the government's main web site, www.gov.cn.

Li did not say whether police, who are the arbiters of names because they issue identity cards, rejected baby '@' and the others. But nationwide last year there were 60 million people's names that used "unfamiliar characters," Li said.


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Why are parents doing this to their children!? Did you hear about the 'rents in New Zealand that weren't allowed to name their kid 4Real so now they're naming him Superman...some folks shouldn't procreate...

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« Reply #1782 on: August 16, 2007, 04:27:16 PM »
Kind of like parents naming their kids after *&^% they don't have.

Lexus, Mercedes, etc.

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« Reply #1783 on: August 16, 2007, 04:28:08 PM »
"...couldn't buy a car so she named her daughter Alexis?"

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« Reply #1784 on: August 16, 2007, 04:32:01 PM »
I knew a girl named Celica  ::)

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« Reply #1785 on: August 16, 2007, 04:41:04 PM »
I knew a girl who thought that Chlamydia was a pretty name for a girl.

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« Reply #1786 on: August 16, 2007, 04:43:18 PM »
hennessey alize jenkins

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« Reply #1787 on: August 16, 2007, 05:00:22 PM »
Kind of like parents naming their kids after sh*t they don't have.

Lexus, Mercedes, etc.

so true.

I know a girl named cristal and a dude named bentley.

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« Reply #1788 on: August 16, 2007, 05:09:39 PM »
Kind of like parents naming their kids after sh*t they don't have.

Lexus, Mercedes, etc.

so true.

I know a girl named cristal and a dude named bentley.

He a butler?

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« Reply #1789 on: August 16, 2007, 05:59:53 PM »
Maybe we'd have less students entering college "undecided" if more high schools adopted this practice

I think that's a good thing.  You stuck with the same thing throughout college?