Friday, November 21, 2014

How the Noz Mind Works

Every time I see a news article about Nigel Farage I am amused because I inevitably misread his name as Farange. "Farange"or "faranj" or other similar variations of those sounds is a word that means "alien," "stranger," or "foreigner" in a whole bunch of languages, which is a really funny name for the leader of an anti-immigrant political party. Then I realize, once again, that his name doesn't have an "n" so it's not quite as funny as I thought.

The Nigel Farage thing is kinda like how I am amused every time I read something about Ana Kasparian, because she reports for the Young Turks network and it seems strange for someone with such a clearly Armenian name to be working for "the Young Turks."