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OT (Somewhat) Conculture Was: Re: Conculture (jara: Introduction)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 9:40
It looks like I might've lucked on to an ideal introduction to a haunting
conculture question:

In Ursula Le Guin's EarthSea Trilogy she has the lead characters changing
their names when they change status with the onset of adolescence, as a way of
indicating this change of status.

In my "home city" of Christchurch, in the suburb I am currently living, the
shopping centre, The Palms, Shirley, has just undergone a major make-over,
an "onset of adolescence" so to speak.  In a similar makeover another shopping
centre formerly known as "The Linwood Shopping Centre", where I lived for a
while, became known as "Eastgate" because it is on the main route between the
Christchurch City part of the city and the eastern suburbs.

What I was wondering was, should "The Palms, Shirley" change its name to
either "The Hairy Palms, Shirley", or "The Sweaty Palms, Shirley"?  Which
would express most accurately the experience of a shopping centre in the
throes of an adolescence growth spurt?

Wesley Parish

PS.  If you think it should become "Shirley's Sweaty Palms" or "Shirley's
Hairy Palms", feel free to let your local NZ diplomatic representative know.
I'm sure they deserve a good laugh occasionally.

Quoting Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>:

> --- J Y S Czhang skrzypszy: > > > All this talk of Maggelity (and email penpalship with Christophe) got > me > > inspired to coin "mangalang" (_mangle_ / _manga_ + _lang_). > > A mangalang is science-fiction inspired future, "deviant" English or > > polyglot conIAL or a pidgin, creole or mixed language with much sly, > > "lingua-mangling" word-play and plenty of invented metaphors and > slang. > > Why deviant English, and not, for example, deviant Dutch or French? > Personally, > I absolutely wouldn't mind Dutch to become GomiLegized every once in a > while... > > > My conlang GomiLego is a mangalang :))) > > Now that's for sure! > > Jan > > ===== > "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Everything you'll ever need on one web page > from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts > >