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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Extremely long name

From a Czech magazine: V loňských volbách zaujal (Augustin Karel Andre Sylor) zaujal svým aristokratickým zevnějškem i extrémně dlouhým jménem. Translation: He (Augustin Karel Andre Sylor) caught people's attention in last year's elections due to his aristocratic appearance and extremely long name.

Extremely long name? I have two aunts and a grandmother with four names just like him. I understand it can be pretty long for Czechs, who are used to two names, but that is nothing out of the ordinary in Latin America, where people commonly have between three and five names.

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