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May 31st, 2003
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It's been a while since I've announced new conve^H^H^H^H^Hrecru^H^H^H^H^Hfriends joining LiveJournal. It's about time:

Translator extraordinaire, cat-person deluxe, expert reader of Ijons, she of many middle names --

I give you... shunra!

Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Bobby McFerrin -- Bang! Zoom!

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From:veryty
Date:May 31st, 2003 05:56 am (UTC)

Great news, and about time!

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What made this happen? I wonder...

Whatever part you played, ijon, you are to be congratulated. This has been one elusive cat!

{whoooooooooooossssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh}

(rushing off to beFriend shunra's LJ... :-)
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From:jdm314
Date:May 31st, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)
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Oooh, Aramaic screenname!
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From:ijon
Date:May 31st, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)

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Yeah! I found it irresistible when I first encountered it, too.
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From:shunra
Date:June 1st, 2003 12:56 pm (UTC)

You should have seen what the officials in Misrad Hapnim thought, when I changed my name to it...

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...I eventually had it authorized by an untruth: it was not, in fact, my great-grandmother's maiden name... ...but imagining that it was helped them swallow the indignity they perceived, in allowing a woman to call herself by the name of an animal they (misrad hapnim clerks) abhor.

What makes this name so very cool, in my opinion, is that it not only uses Aramaic, it spits in the eye of most speakers of the language (Shunra means cat, most speakers of Aramaic have a religion-based bias against cats. I'm on the CATS' side!)
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