Posted by Closing Down Sale Bell
I am sure you lot have seen this story, but just in case you haven’t.
“Stumped for an original name for their newborn daughter, an Israeli couple took inspiration from social networking site Facebook and named her “Like,” Israeli daily Maariv reported on Monday.
The parents lifted the name from the popular feature on the site, which allows Facebook users to click on the word “like” and give the thumbs-up to comments, links and pictures posted by other users.
“We named her Like because it’s modern and innovative,” father Lior Adler told the mass-circulation paper. “I checked that the name does not exist elsewhere in the country, that was the main condition for me,” he said.”
Other names and words which have been “modern and innovative” include: semaphore, biro, KerPlunk, casette, hula hoop, Wilfred, transistor radio, anti-makassar, bakelite, Marilyn, telephone & velcro.
PS (by Tim Harrison) So, what does this do to the term ‘un-like’… ah, whatever, it’s silly I tells you, SILLY. What’s next? Hello, my name’s iTim 2.