Saturday, 22 October 2011


Spain's top film awards are called "Goya's"; France's, "Cesar's".

Russian philosophy professor El'mar Sokolov was named by his parents for Engel (E), Lenin (L) and Marx (Mar), Patricia Cohen, "The Limitless Horizon of Russia's Philosophers" IHT 3/17/99, p.20.

When their landlord in New York City assured the new immigrants from Russia that they wouldn't have to put up with Jews in their new apartment, Yehudi Menuhin's parents immediately reacted by naming him "Yehudi" (the Jew).

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