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Old 02-19-2009, 04:51 PM   #33801
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Oh. Really?



Well, then, clearly you're the exception to the rule.



Wait, isn't Jessica, like, not a German name? I always thought of that name as being something only people in English-speaking countries were named.
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Only hairy-legged feminists are unlikeable.
Aww now. You're more lovable than the Shoe Shine Boy.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #33803
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Wait, isn't Jessica, like, not a German name? I always thought of that name as being something only people in English-speaking countries were named.
Some people are given names from cultures other than the ones they're born in, you know. Are only Hebrew people allowed to be named Daniel?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #33804
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Well, yeah, but the name Jessica is very much not German, so it seemed unlikely. For example, you're Canadian, so you would be very unlikely to name your child Vladimir, or Muhamed, or something equally uncommon.
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I actually know Canadians with both those names.
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Squinky, you are lovable. *huggles*
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Only hairy-legged feminists are unlikeable.
I'm not so sure about that. I can certainly understand the appeal of not shaving, and I have zero problem with equal rights.

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You don't translate names, you know.
True, but you can get some very interesting attempts at pronunciation if your name isn't common outside your home country.
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Thanks, dears. *hugs all around*
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:26 PM   #33809
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Jessica is a great name.

Jessica Simpson




Jessica Alba



Jessica Biel



and lets not forget.....Jessica Rabbit

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Funny, they all look the same.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:19 AM   #33812
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Wait, isn't Jessica, like, not a German name? I always thought of that name as being something only people in English-speaking countries were named.

It's the English pronounciation of a Hebrew name, to be exact. And you pronounce it with an "Sch" or "sh" in my case.

And my computer happens to be called "Jeshka", after an attempt of a Japanese woman at my school who was making bookmarks with one's name in japanese writing to pronounce it, and failing. The other japanese woman who stood beside her had no problems pronouncing my name, but she wasn't the one drawing the bookmark. So now I have a bookmark reading "Jeshka", and a computer named after it, and this just happens to be closer to the original hebrew "Iscah".


It's actually rather common these days. When I was a kid though, I'd look through all those racks with things you can get with your name on (Keychains, coffee mugs, etc.), in the hope that one with my name would be there. Most of the time I would be disappointed to find my name was not among the ones available. Every item with my name on was very special, therefore. Be it from one of those racks, or ordered (my parents once got me a wooden breadboard in the shape of a horse with my name burned in for my birthday. ). These days it's practically standard to also have things with the name Jessica on. But back then it really was rare. You can't imagine how happy I was when we were in Disney World and *every* one of those racks had an item with my name on it. ^_^

Also, for some time it was rather popular in Eastern Germany to name your kid an American name. The boyfriend of my sister is from the East of Germany, and he is called "Steve".

"Jessica" is not really considered all that foreign, though. It's been around in that form since Shakespeare, and there's been translations of his work for a long time.

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haha They DO look the same! I think Jessica is a wonderful name, sis.
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Yay!!! We're saved!!! *kids clap in teh background, confettit falls from the sky, and people celebrate in the streets....naked. *
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I don't see what the big deal is with naked people. They're just like fully-clothed people, except without the clothes.
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I don't see what the big deal is with naked people. They're just like fully-clothed people, except without the clothes.
Well when you've been to a nudist beach in Germany your views on nakedness might change.

....or maybe not....

I prefer swimming naked though, but only when I'm alone or with people that I'm comfortable being naked around. And they aren't that many I might add.
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I don't see what the big deal is with naked people. They're just like fully-clothed people, except without the clothes.
But they're NAKED!!!
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