Call me by my name.

Today’s Word of the Day is appellation which means, “an identifying name or title.” In other words, it’s what you call someone to make it so other people know who you’re talking about. Not all appellations mind you are flattering. My dad, back before he retired, used to work with someone who was called “Dickhead Dave.” I don’t know how he got that nickname, I assume it was from acting like a dickhead around the office, but he told me that whenever anyone saw him, they never said, “Oh, hey Dave, how are you?” It was always, “Hey, it’s Dickhead Dave! How’s it going?” I have to imagine that got old after a while. These are grown men in their 50s and 60s, by the way, not dudebros in their 20s. I’m not sure if that makes it funnier or more embarrassing. Poor Dave. A good lesson to take away from this is to try not to earn yourself any unflattering sobriquets. You might be stuck with it for the rest of your life. On that note, today’s Musical Interlude Friday selection talks about different ways to describe the singer, all appellations I’m sure he welcomed. Though, I’m still not sure what the “Pompatus of Love” is supposed to be. Here is “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band. Enjoy!

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