SHAKESPEARE’S FAMOUS LINES:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
A RECENT VARIATION FOR ANTI-GAY “CHRISTIANS”:
“There’s been a brouhaha on the Internet about the decision by the Associated Press to recognize same-sex couples and in news stories refer to a gay man’s spouse as ‘husband’ and a lesbian’s spouse ‘wife.’ Christian fundamentalist Marvin Olasky wrote that this action by the world’s leading wire service was not being neutral but was ‘endorsing same-sex marriage.’...Christians don’t have a copyright on the word ‘husband.’ What’s in a name, anyway? A Christian by any other name could still be petty and mean-spirited.”
THE ORIGINAL ANTI-SPAM VARIATION:
“What’s in a name? That which we call Spam
DA FUNK MASTER’S VERSION:
"At certain times you have to change to words you use to describe something. Change the interpretation of something, even though the essence is still the same. Like the word funk — we can use the word as long as we need to use the word, then we could just change it. But the rhythms would always go on being the same. Because funk by any other name would still be funky."
A LAUGH-IN GIRL’S FUNNY VERSION:
A POLITICAN’S UNFUNNY BUZZKILL VERSION:
“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”
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