Catechism—a poem about the power of names and nicknames

Q. What is your Name? A. Jigger the jumper Robin the tomboy Fishface the dumb dumb Rachel the Taylor and womanly Rachel McAlpine Tosh the friend and Pud the wife and suddenly Granny-Rachel. Q. Who gave you these names? A. My sister, parents, classmates godmother, friends and husband grandsons and granddaughters knowing the words they […]

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