It's Friday! So, do what most of the world's office workers will do at some point today: enjoy some good banter on a completely trivial topic. Here's a cleverly written piece on the demise of the art nicknames in American culture. One of my favorite lines: "Over the years, our culture’s gift for nicknaming has slowly vanished along with so many of our other celebrated American skills, like nation-building and math." Ooohh... Ouch! The article is rated PG-13 for two objectionable and unflattering lines about one celeb. Otherwise, it's a good piece.
Trivial Pop Quiz (answer one of the following):
What's your nickname (if you dare!)?
Or, do you have a favorite nickname of all times?
Or, what athlete or celebrity would you re-nickname and what would it be?
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