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Daily Prompt: The Name’s the Thing


Have you ever named an inanimate object? (Your car? Your laptop? The volleyball that kept you company while you were stranded in the ocean?) Share the story of at least one object with which you’re on a first-name basis. — http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/the-names-the-thing/

Every car I have ever owned has had a name. My first car was the ’91 Crown Victoria that my grandma had driven for years and had been perpetually referred to as Elvis, because the license plate was ELV [numbers]. But she informed me one day while I was driving to work that her name was actually Darla, thank you. I laughed and laughed because the only image I could conjure?

But, she insisted, so Darla it was.

My second car was a 2001 (I think) Oldsmobile Intrigue named TallyAnna (although I pretty much only called her Tally). My current vehicle is a 2006 Pacifica named Veronica, and I wasn’t entirely thrilled about it, but she insisted, so I just go with it.

I’ve had a handful of plants over the years, all of whom with names. I had this really great little aloe plant named Marshall… until our cat ate him. =( No more Marshall. That was a sad day.

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I am a Writing and Publishing graduate student at Emerson College. I studied English and Linguistics in my undergraduate career, as well as a little bit of philosophy and four other languages (somewhat superficially). I am interested in language and how we use it culturally, as well as a vast collection of current sociopolitical issues, including race, sex, and gender, and the ways that those issues intersect each other.

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