30 January 2015

The news you may have missed - 30 January 2015

  • Parents of a girl in a France named her Nutella, after the delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread, but a court has ordered her to named Ella instead because "it is contrary to the child's interest to have a name that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts." While I don't support named children after Nutella, I do wonder how such a case ever found its way before a judge.
  • Another piece of evidence has surfaced to demonstrate how far American society has fallen from decency and consideration. Staff at the City University of New York's Graduate Center have been cautioned against referred to students as "Mr.," Mrs.," or "Miss" So-And-So because using such titles once thought appropriate in civil society may now be interpreted as disrespect. If that's the case, I suggest we all stay home and never think of going outside again.

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