No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

No disrespect to Ms Oyl

One of those 3 AM thoughts...

Sure, there are lots of girl names that are flowers. Too many to list.

But Olive seems fairly unique as a vegetable (ok, fruit if you wanna get all botanical up in here).

There really aren't that many fruit-names, either. There aren't too many Apples, or Pears, or Oranges, or Kumquats. I mean... Cherry is probably more of a professional name for those who use it, if you know what I mean. Actually, now that I've fired up the Name Voyager, it looks like Cherry had a hey-day in the 1940s.

Maybe Olive is more named after the tree, but... there aren't that many tree names, either. Myrtle died out in the 1960s, and Willow has only just emerged.

Olive seems to stand nearly alone as a fruit-vegetable name.

Why do we name our girl-children after the sexual organs of plants, but not after their seedy little fetuses (except for Olive)?

Olive is even making a little bit of a comeback.

Also, I disregard any baby-name list that suggests a possible girls' name is Banana.
Tags: insanity, wordplay

  • The Big Goodbye / Red Pill

    The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, by Sam Wasson I guess I thought this was going to be more generally about 1970s…

  • Chronic City - White Evangelical Racism

    Jonathan Lethem started his career with a kangaroo detective, and I was on board. But after he moved back to New York, he has become a lot more New…

  • Disco Elysium - Virtual Cities - The Light Ages

    I've solved the case in Disco Elysium (Final Cut), though that's probably the least exciting thing about the game. Part choose your own adventure;…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded