Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Why does something Peter out? Poor Peter. His name is a verb, and I know how he feels. #DadDirt
You know that you're a Great British Dad when...
...you feel sorry for other people who have names that are doing words, and don't want to give them to your kids.
And now it's that time of the year - we're barely into March, where everyone's effort to do something new for the year peters out.
Why is it peter?
I know how Peter feels, because his name is a verb.
Everyone else thinks when they hear my name that it sounds like an order.
I'm so attached to my name that my brain never links it to that.
But it's not an active thrusting doing word.
Fade. Ebb. Fail.
Maybe I haven't given it enough time, but I can't think of any doing-word-name that pulls its weight.
They're all a bit negative.
Phil. Rob. Nick. Stu.
Dads go for men's names that are hard objects.
Max. Stone. Oscar. Leo.
So why don't we go for hard verbs?
Punch. Flex. Push. Kick. Jump.
Force. Focus. Aim. Power.
Why are these not boys names?
Why do other families' homes smell so different? #BRITISHDADSTUFF
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