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Get a dictionary, mom

I've been reading this article about some teens in New York, all 18, who went out drinking one night. One eventually went home, one passed out and when the last called for an ambulance for her, she immediately split off by herself because she didn't want to be arrested. Jennifer Moore ended up being killed.

It's a very sad story, but part of the way through it, I had to laugh. Here is the quote:

'At 11:30 a.m., Moore's mother, Candida, filed a missing person's report...'

Ummm...HER MOTHER IS NAMED CANDIDA???????

Unless her family are responsible for discovering candida, which I doubt, this woman's parents should be shot.

It's like the joke about the poor woman in the hospital, who didn't really know what some words meant but liked how beautiful they sounded. It usually ends with the child being named Chlamydia, Labia or something equally horrifying.

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genebob
Aug. 19th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Check my birth certificate; my middle name is Hemorrhoid.
Mom said it's because I was a pain in the ass.

I usually abbriate it "Gene H. Bob" or "G H Bob".
trshtwns01
Aug. 20th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
I just KNEW it! GHB! You're the one responsible for all of those date rapes! You and your 'friend' Rohypnol!
oddharmonic
Aug. 19th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe she renamed herself, like Candida Royalle, a former adult movie star.

I'm currently amazed at the names people give to children nowadays. There was one lady mentioned on LJ Drama that named her son Infinite Skyy (and stated it was Skyy with two 'y's "like the vodka") that made me wonder what the kid would call himself when he was older since he didn't a middle name to fall back on like the children of hippies I knew growing up that had an unusual first name and a traditional middle name.
dawsongirl70
Aug. 20th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Strangely enough Candida is a real name...

It is an english alternate of the name Candace. Comes from the Greek (Sanscrit) and means "the fire-white or incandescent". It is also the heroine and title of a book by George Bernard Shaw.

This is an except from my oldest baby name book I am perusing at the moment "What to Name the Baby". 1953
trshtwns01
Aug. 20th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
Good grief. It's amazing how word usage changes over time!

Oh, I made this because I thought it fit you better. More of a 'sexy rock mama'. The Converse All Stars were just the crowning touch. You can put on whatever background you want and crop :)

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