The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3747062
Posted By: Rapparee
28-Oct-15 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
She's maudlin drunk again. You should know that. Whenever she gets that way she rails about me changing the spelling of my name. I'm thinking about doing it again -- to "Amos'" -- pronounced "Amos Prime."
That way I can get Amos not-prime into trouble because nobody will notice the '.
But I won't. It wouldn't be ethical, and if I am anything it's ethical. I got ethics coming out my ears. My every action is ethical, my every thought is ethical. And I don't mean those wishy-washy situational ethics, I mean the old-fashioned kind, the ones that served Humanity so well all those centuries. Things like don't cannibalize your fellow man if there's a woman available and women and children first and do a good deed daily and stuff like that.
And that's why I won't change my name to Amos'. Even though it could be fun to write things like "Amos' thoughts are that we need a more authoritarian government." It would look like the possessive form of Amos. And that would be unethical (see above).