Friday 17 September 2010

0600 HKSAR Name of the Day

Andy Loo On-dick, Form Four Hong Kong student at St Paul's Co- educational College and silver medalist at the 41st International Physics Olympiad in Croatia (2010)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Common but somewhat humourous Chinese form

JOKE NAME Toilet Humour [Centurion: Well, it’s a joke name sir]
Reference Monty Python's Life of Brian

Biggus Dickus

Pontius Pilate: So, yaw fatha was a Woman? Who was he?
Brian: He was a Centurion, in the Jerusalem Garrisons.
Pontius Pilate: Weally? What was his name?
Brian: 'Naughtius Maximus'.
[the Centurion laughs]
Pontius Pilate: Centuwion, do we have anyone of that name in the gawwison?
Centurion: Well, no, sir.
Pontius Pilate: Well, you sound vewy sure. Have you checked?
Centurion: Well, no, sir. Umm, I think it's a joke, sir... like, uh, 'Sillius Soddus' or... 'Biggus Dickus', sir.
Pontius Pilate: [guard chuckles] What's so funny about "Biggus Dickus? "
Centurion: Well, it's a joke name, sir.
Pontius Pilate: I have a vewy gweat fwiend in Wome called 'Biggus Dickus'.


  1. Oh dear, the poor kid. Would love to see the reaction when his name gets called out. One wonders if his parents thought that giving him that name would make him a laughing stock to any English speakers.

  2. Yeah, poor Andy Loo! When you see names like these, the decision to create or decide your own name (as an adult) appears more reasonable. This is because some people’s parents either have no clue (i.e. an ignorance of the English language) or are so emboldened by their own self-importance (i.e. celebrity and fame) that they choose novel names for their kids.

    For the former, even though this may still involve being ignorant of English at least the novel names are self-inflicted. For the latter, celebrity parents should know better and it is a shame that it is the kids, and not the parents themselves, who are the ones who have to suffer. British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a recent example of such a parent who has named his children, for instance, Buddy Bear and Daisy Boo.

  3. Yeah, at least some are ignorant, but others are just plain stupid. I would love to see, in a decade or so, the unfortunately named kids taking legal action against their parent for "emotional trauma" or the equivalent!

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