Monday, February 27, 2012
1) Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii (New Zealand)
New Zealand law bans names which could cause offence to a 'reasonable' person. Good thing too - the country is a stupid name hotspot. We found a couple from the islands who tried and failed to call their son '4Real', but nothing beats the ridiculous moniker above. It belonged to a 9-year-old girl before a judge had her renamed during a custody battle. 'It makes a fool of the child,' he said. It certainly made application forms a pain in the butt.
Has New Zealand banned any other names? Oh yes. The judge listed some that were also blocked: Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence were allowed.
2) Venerdi AKA 'Friday' (Italy)
Maybe this is what the Pope was talking about. Back in 2008 a court banned an Italian couple from calling their child Venerdi (translation: Friday). The judges reckoned the name - taken from 'Robinson Crusoe' - would expose the boy to 'mockery' and was associated with 'subservience and insecurity'. The parents, however, might have the last laugh; they threatened to call their next child Mercoledi (Wednesday).
Has Italy banned any other names? Italian courts can step in 'when the child's name is likely to limit social interaction and create insecurity'. In Turin, Andrea was rejected (and changed to Emma) as it's a boy's name in Italy. Dalmata has also been rejected, as it means Dalmatian.
[Relevant: The origins of 10 British baby names]
3) Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (Sweden)
No, we didn't fall asleep on the keyboard. That is an actual name a Swedish couple tried to inflict on their son back in 1996. Apparently the name is pronounced 'Albin' (we're not sure how), and the parents chose it as a protest against Sweden's admittedly strict naming laws. Tax authorities must give their blessing to both first and surnames before they can be used.
Has Sweden banned any other names? Oh yes. Some favourites include Metallica, IKEA, Veranda and Q. Google was OK though.
|I hensem tak?|
Ini kes nak jadi hero.Hero pala bana apa kalau kantoi?
Jangan salahkan Jaip, Maip, Mesin Taip.
Jangan salahkan Utusan, Berita Harian.
Jangan salahkan UMNO.
Salahkan diri sendiri yg cepat cair taik telinga dengar suara pompuan.
Sengaja cari nahas. Tidak belajar dari peristiwa Mat Sabu.
Tak sangka Badrol ini rupanya batang tengkok senang lembik. Kena perayat dgn pompuan sikit, kepala lutut kepala bana bergetar.
Bukan tak tau, p/raya dah dekat. Macam-macam orang akan buat nak menyusahkan PR.
Bangang. Sapa suruh pegi bilik hotel sorang-sorang. Bangang-bangang pun, ajak Pak Guard ikut sekali. Upah Dunhill sebungkus, mesti dia ikut.
Bangang sampai ketulang sum-sum!
Cardiff 2 Liverpool 2
Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties
ANTHONY GERRARD missed the crucial penalty for Cardiff to see his cousin and Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard lift the Carling Cup.
The Bluebirds defender put his spot-kick wide in a Wembley shootout neither side seemed destined to win.
It saw Liverpool's six-year wait for a trophy ended, but was cruel on the Championship side who played their part in a thrilling final.
Ben Turner had earlier hit a leveller two-minutes from the end of extra time, after Dirk Kuyt thought he had won it for Liverpool on 108 minutes.
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