[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Thu Sep 21 15:03:08 EDT 2006

Juliette said...

> Hear hear! I cannot count the number of times people have said "wherefore 
> art thou Romeo" at me, beaming with delight at their own originality and 
> wit. I simply comtinue the speech. "Deny thy father and refuse thy name; 
> Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a 
> Capulet." They never do it again.

Oh yes.  And I can't even complain that much about the "picture in the 
attic" jokes, because I did *choose* to be called Dorian.  (I usually smile 
nastily and say "oh no, the picture isn't in the attic; the 
voodoo-Barbie-dolls are in the attic."  This tends to make people edge away 

> I am also tired of telling people that I am "Juliette", not "Julie", and 
> it is the French spelling, not the Italian spelling.

As I get tired of telling people that it's "Dorian", not "Doreen" (a name I 
happen to loathe), and that it is *not* spelt "Dorien".

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"I will not trust you, I,
Nor longer stay in your curst company.
Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray;
My legs are longer though to run away."
-Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 

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