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Today I just want to point out a phenomenon I find amusing and odd. I have in mind the differences in our perceptions of people according to the chosen forms of their names.


Johnny Depp (scoundrel) –> John Depp (pharmacist)

Donald Trump (real estate mogul) –> Donny Trump (cashier)

Prince Charles (royal) –> Prince Chuck (local hip hop artist)

Michael Jackson (king of pop) –> Mikey Jackson (used car sales)


Today’s lesson then in a nutshell is: Take greater care even with the forms of address of your friends and children: As their fates, our good quality entertainment — and the course of human history — depend upon it.