Monday, December 26, 2011

My War Against Hyphenated Names

I would like to start my own personal war against hyphenated names as we start to see more and more athletes in the pros with names like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond. Perhaps society in general is to blame for this annoying phenomenon of making names longer and longer, but what happens when someone with a hyphenated name has kids with someone with a hyphenated name? "What a goal by Jonathon Nugent-Hopkins-Letourneau-Leblond!" Seriously, what is the natural evolution of name longification??? As an amateur sports blogger, I am drawing a line in the sand. Hopefully others will follow. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is now Ryan Hopkins. For punditry purposes, I will only recognize the last name in the hyphenation sequence going forward. If we as a blogging community don't make our stand here and now, heavens knows where this could take us. I don't want to type really long names. I don't want to speak really long names.

"Ladies and gentlemen, starting in goal tonight for your Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Krushelnyski-Joseph-Robitaille-Johnson-Ericsson-Trudeau-Marshall-Thompson!"

It has to end here...

1 comment:

  1. Dude, it sends me absolutely nuts. I want every man with a hyphenated last name to fail in life.