Naming Conventions

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Whenever you *do* something (assuming you're doing it with other people) you have to talk about what you are doing (yeah, "mmmm" and "ouch" count as 'talk').

Anyway, I'm playing this silly game called Ikariam, and I have to name the cities.  They can produce wine, marble, glass, or sulphur.  I chose a naming convention based on comedy:

Drunks, straight-men, lyric/uplifting, and dark, brooding, cynical.

So my first set is:

Wine: Aristopholis (city of Aristophenes, in Greek)

Marble: city of Alan Watts (in Japanese, of course)

Crystal: Village of Dante (in Russian, since they take that stuff *so* seriously)

Sulphur: Town of George Carlin (in Korean, since that was the only language that translated Carlin into their glyph set).

My second set:

Wine: Foster Brooks, Marble: Stephen Wright, Crystal: Lily Tomlin, Sulphur: Lenny Bruce.

I keep going back and forth on the languages.  Lenny Bruce I think might end up in Farsi (zoroaster, yano), Stephen Wright hopefully will be Vietnamese, and I'm still musing on the others.

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