Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

What's in a name?


Introducing a shorter category of posts we’ve dubbed imPulse

Ever noticed how sometimes a name in a news story is cannily apposite to that story? Unlike forms of wordplay such as anagrams where it’s scrambled fun (Tony Blair MP = Tory Plan B) or reliant on puns, these names are often directly and comically suggestive of the news in which they are related. Here are just a few I’ve noted recently:

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This entry was posted on 25 July, 2009 by in Humor, imPulse.

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"