25 June 2012

What's in a name?

Quite a lot actually.  It is no coincidence that the two missed penalties incurred by the English football team were attributable to players called Ashley.

It is obviously not their fault that they were so named.  But it is hardly a fitting moniker for the rough and tough world of international football.  What were their mothers thinking about?

The most famous Ashley is the honourable but indecisive and ineffective Ashley Wilkes, the plantation owner in Gone with the Wind.  If only Messrs Cole and Young had been called a manly name like Rhett ... 

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