NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Indian Name Recognition

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U.S. political consultants may recommend their candidates use gestures like wearing an American flag lapel pin. In India, the advice includes creating the proper suggestive name for the candidate on the official ballot. So, among those running for office this year (according to a February Hindustan Times item): Frankenstein Momin, Hamletson Dohling, Boldness Nongum and Bombersing Hynniewta, Billykid Sangma, Rightious Sangma and Winnerson Sangma. More confusing were Hilarius Dkhar and Hilarius Pohchen and Adolf Lu Hitler Marak.

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