What’s in a Name?

20 11 2013

WARNING – Miss Muse is Miss Cranky Pants, this week.

Some of us are old enough to remember who sat in the Oval Office before Barrack Obama; It was George W. Bush – what a funny guy.  One of his less-alarming trademark foibles was his habit of not calling people by their given names. Lovingly-bestowed and/or well-earned nicknames are perfectly fine; however, to assign so little importance to a person or thing that we just can’t be bothered to know what or who it is . . . well, that’s not nice.

When we do not call people – and events and organizations – by their rightful names, folks who hear us might come to one of three conclusions:

  1. We are clueless.
  2. We are careless.
  3. We are disrespectful.

Don’t know about you, but I would prefer not to be in any of those categories.  Just within the past month, I have seen folks, who should know better, just flat-out flub the name of something important.  These people were directly involved – being benefitted by – the things they did not bother to call by their proper names. It was careless, and careless is not good enough, especially when speaking or writing on behalf of others. Getting the name right seems to be a pretty low minimum requirement, don’t you think?

Respectfully submitted and without resorting to name-calling,

Paula Lewis

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20 11 2013
MARIA ETTEL

WELL PAULA, AT THE RISK OF MARKING MYSELF AS AN “OLD FOGEY”, I APPLAUD YOUR COMMENTARY.
RESPECT, DIGNITY AND HONOR ARE RARE TRAITS TODAY IN MANY WAYS. IN MY OPINION, THERE SHOULD BE NO SHORT-CUTS RELATIVE TO THESE SITUATIONS.
THANK YOU FOR THE SPOTLIGHT.
BLESSINGS!
LOVE FROM MARIA XO XO XO XO

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