Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Dodgy statistic

A hundred years ago
the most popular first name
(until recently called Christian name)
was - in England - John.
Now it is Mohamed.
Behold! the dawn
new-circumcised
with ruddy fingers
creeps o'er the lawn.


(100 years ago the number of Johns in a relatively narrow pool of names might have numbered millions. Today the number of Mohameds in a hugely-enlarged pool of names - in a much greater population - can be numbered only in tens of thousands.)

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