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November 3, 2002
In Act II, Scene II of Romeo & Juliet, Juliet ponders the question “What’s in a name?” I’ll assume you are not some uneducated bumpkin who stumbled across the fineness of my 100 words, and assume instead you are of the cognoscenti, the literati who marvel at each syllable that doth spring forth from the typing of my fingers. You’ll already know, then, that Juliet comes to the conclusion (subjectively-wrought) that names mean nothing – that they are unattached to the thing/person being named, and not critically attached to their object. I’d like to spend a few days pondering just that.