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Monday, July 10, 2006

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Would someone please tell me what the hell people are doing at the grocery store when they shuck corn then throw it back onto the pile? Was there a corn shucking unit that I missed in school? Most of the corn that is thrown back is perfect! Of course there are always the cobs that are stunted in growth or that are past ripe. I throw those back too. But what is wrong with all the others? I usually end up getting the stuff other people have half shucked and it ends up being delicious. Seriously. I feel like the Corn Cob Ignoramus.

Last night while not sleeping I came up with a list of what once were perfectly fine names but are now on the list of "Names to NOT Name Your Offspring".

  • Adolf
  • Kermit
  • Damien (Though I know a few and they always are a little bit freaky)
  • Butch
  • Woody
  • Dick
  • Gay
  • Johnson

That is the end of my list. Do you have any to add?

17 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

Wilbur
Horace
Morton
Floyd
and my personal favorite:
Blake...

I randomly came across your page and since I just had this discussion with a pregnant friend, I figured I'd chime in, and yes, I really do know people with those names.. Sigh.. Poor Horace.

11:46 p.m.  
Anonymous Lujza said...

Igor....that one scares me.

10:16 a.m.  
Blogger Jenny said...

I have too many names, so I'll spare you. But I agree about Kermit. I had a high school gym teacher with that name and the poor made was made fun of terribly.

12:21 p.m.  
Blogger awomanchained said...

Um, sometimes I will take a peek at the corn and put it back if the kernels are too big. Don't ask me why, I have no idea! That being said, I don't shuck it, I just fold the top down a tad.

I once knew a woman named Precious. I've never liked that as a name.

5:48 p.m.  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Frankenstein doesn't seem like a particularly good name.
Schlong was probably popular in the 1800's but it doesn't seem as great anymore.

Oh, and I have no clue about the corn either. I think it must just be a fun thing to do. Kind of like peeling an orange or banana or something. Which people who shuck corn don't seem to do with fruit for some inexplicable reason..

7:46 p.m.  
Blogger Tee said...

Laughing about the corn! That's so true.

Excellent list of names. Can we also add names of brand name clothing, etc?

Versace
Rolex
Armani
Evian
Timberland


Or ones like

Unique
Precious
Diamond
Secret


Oh! And don't forget the annoying celebrity baby names:

Apple
Moon Unit
Dweezil
Diva
Fifi Trixibelle
Coco


Why do people do this to their children when studies have proven that people with names like this have a harder time at life?

9:59 p.m.  
Blogger deni said...

Well, I disagree with Mike about Blake since that is my grandson's name.

But the other ones, ugh.

I personally hate the names Bernice and Mona.

6:24 a.m.  
Blogger J.J. said...

What is the deal with the corn! I don't understand it either and it makes me crazy at the store. I want to ask the people why? Why are you doing this?
I don't mind the different names so much, but crazy spellings are just wrong. Why would you do that to your child?
Trasee
Joulie
Teye
Justyne

3:52 p.m.  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I'm with j.j. and the offbeat spellings. It just bugs me to see Cindy spelled Cyndi (with the inevitable heart over the i).

I'm not a shucker either and always buy the closed ones.

5:48 a.m.  
Blogger Richard said...

I usually put back the corn that has undeveloped kernels near the top - or the obviously icky ones.

I think what might be happening is that the kids are helping too - mine certainly do, so mom or pop is overwhelmed with more shucked corn then they wanted.

So I guess Moon Unit still is fine with you?

The coolest name I've ever encountered is Zoltan, he was a student from Hungary (his sister was named a more traditional Maria).

9:33 a.m.  
Anonymous Neil said...

I sort of feel bad for all the Dicks who are still out there. It wasn't too long ago when Dick was a perfectly reasonable name. Dick Van Dyke. Dick Van Patton. Dick and Jane.

11:30 a.m.  
Blogger oopseedaisee said...

I dont care for female names that end in ene, darlene, marlene, rolene etc. I dont usually appreciate the bizzare, airy fairy sort of names. I know a Comfort (But shes a nurse!), how about Breeze, (Who was more of a hurricane). What about kids that get named after states Arizona, Dakota, Montana!

11:42 a.m.  
Anonymous Curtis said...

Boy did you ever get some responses on this blog !!! Don't know why people shuck it but it makes less work for me when I get home. As far the names go...I really don't know. Maybe Dawn would be a bad one. Poor kid would go through life wondering if it was soft and fuzzy or just getting up. Maybe Tiny wouldn't be good especially if the kid grew up to be about 400 pounds. Heck what do I know.

5:47 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

greene...it speaks for itself

3:32 a.m.  
Blogger Hillary said...

Oh my gosh! You know freaky Damiens, too? It's kinda of a running joke at my school that if you get a Damon or a Damien in your class, you're in trouble!

9:29 a.m.  
Blogger Phyllis said...

Hmmm, I don't know about the names. I never liked mine, but I am used to it now. Although I went to school with a Harold Butts. REALLY!!
I open the top part of the corn to be sure the kernels are developed. If not I leave it there. Sorry. I got home with some really bad corn once and the store clerk showed me how to check.
I eat the grapes before I buy them too, so there!! hehehehe

10:39 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! »

3:56 a.m.  

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