What barren D?
Sorry. Mike Cakora just distracted me (in commenting on a recent post) by saying the letters in my name could be rearranged to say either "when drab art" or "brawn hatred."
He signed off, "I make a rock."
I had never explored those possibilities. I am more than aware, however, of the various ways Microsoft Word wants to spell "Warthen." There’s "War then," which is actually how it’s pronounced. Then we have:
Earthen (which has a reassuring solidity to it)
And the ever-popular "Wart hog."
The last may be my favorite, as I’ve always thought the A-10 was a fine aircraft. The Air Force hates it, but it provides fearsome ground support, and they’re almost impossible to shoot down.
The spell-checker on Netscape e-mail adds "Wrath" to the list. That’s pretty cool.
Unimaginatively, Outlook adds "War" and "Wart" (like young Arthur in The Once and Future King).
Typepad, the fanciful and perpetually irritating software I’m using at the moment, comes up with:
Wharton (very popular with humans who misspell it)
"Northern!" Prepare to defend yourself, suh!
And why Waylen, but not Waylon?
And what’s a Wathena?
Meanwhile, for "Cakora" we have:
Capra (love your movies, man!)
Kora ("Kora Kora Kora")
Okra (my favorite vegetable)
Cobra (That’s bad, Mike. As in "good." Like "phat.")
Cork (faith and begorra)
Coca (so that‘s where he gets the energy to write like that)
And now, ladies and gentlemen, we’ll go over and take a look at the view from our…
Okra Ike Cam.