2007-07-17

Much Listy Stuff


Music stars and their un-sexy real names:

  • David Bowie - David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
  • Eric Clapton - Eric Patrick Clapp
  • Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier
  • Dido - Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
  • Bob Dylan - Robert Alan Zimmerman
  • Jewel - Jewel Kilcher
  • Mama Cass - Ellen Naomi Cohen
  • Marilyn Manson - Brian Warner
  • Meat Loaf - Marvin Lee Aday
  • George Michael - Yorgos Panayiotou
  • Nelly - Carnell Haynes, Jr.
  • Lou Reed - Louis Firbank
  • Busta Rhymes - Trevor Tahiem Smith
  • Cliff Richard - Harry Webb
  • Sade - Helen Folasade Adu
  • Seal - Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
  • Gene Simmons - Chaim Witz
  • Cat Stevens - Steve Georgiou
  • Sly Stone - Sylvester Stewart
  • Ice T - Tracy Marrow
  • Randy Travis - Randy Bruce Traywick
  • Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards
  • Frankie Valli - Frank Castelluccio
  • Eddie Vedder - Edward Louis Severson

Dog barks around the world:

  • English: woof, woof
  • Albanian: ham, ham
  • Arabic: haw, haw
  • Bulgarian: bau, bau
  • Danish: vov, vov
  • Estonian: auh, auh
  • Farsi: vogh, vogh
  • Finnish: hau, hau
  • French: ouaf, ouaf
  • German: wau, wau
  • Greek: gav, gav
  • Hindi: bho, bho
  • Icelandic: voff, voff
  • Italian: bau, bau
  • Japanese: wan, wan
  • Korean: mung, mung
  • Latvian: vau, vau
  • Mandarin Chinese: wang, wang
  • Norwegian: voff, voff
  • Polish: hau, hau
  • Romanian: ham, ham
  • Russian: gav, gav
  • Spanish: guau, guau
  • Swedish: voff, voff
  • Thai: hoang, hoang
Celebrity cat names:
  • Hodge: Samuel Johnson, British writer and lexicographer
  • Selima: Horace Walpole, British writer and historian
  • Langbourne: Jeremy Bentham, British writer, reformer, and philosopher
  • Old Foss: Edward Lear, British poet and humorist
  • Siam: Rutherford B. Hayes, American president
  • Appolinaris, Beelzebub, Blatherskaite, Buffalo Bill: Mark Twain, American author
  • Bismarck: Florence Nightingale, British nurse
  • Cobby: Thomas Hardy, British writer
  • Chess, Checkmate: Alexander Alekhine, Russian-French chess player
  • Taki: Raymond Chandler, American novelist
  • Jellylorum, George Pushdragon: T.S. Eliot, American-born British critic and writer
  • Blackie, Jock, Nelson, Tango: Winston Churchill, British politician and writer
  • Beppo: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer
  • Gujarat: John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born American economist, writer, and diplomat
  • Fuckchop: Trent Reznor, leader, Nine Inch Nails

Latin proverbs:

  • Audi alteram partem - "Hear the other side."
  • Credo quia absurdum - "I believe it because it is absurd."
  • Errare humanum est; perseverare diabolicum - "To err is human; to repeat error is of the devil."
  • Ex nihilo nihil fit - "Nothing comes from nothing."
  • Festina lente - "Make haste slowly."
  • Gutta cavat lapidem - "Constant dropping wears the stone."
  • Mundus vult decipi - "The world wants to be deceived."
  • Natura non contristur - "Nature isn't sentimental."
  • Quem di diligunt, adulescens moritur - "Whom the gods love dies young."
  • Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor - "I see the better way and approve it, but I follow the worse way."

The motto of the Addams Family is Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc — "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."

3 comments:

Graham Powell said...

Illigitimati Non Carborundum.

David White said...

Noli arrogantium iniurias pati

sanityrules said...

I love your blog - very versatile. A little something for everyone. Will have to check in on you once in a while!