April 4th, 2005

master's voice

spam names of the day

First "Lewdness I. Soap" sent me some mail, and then I got an invite from "rangipuawhe maika" to join some sort of tribe/friendster thing. Since I just happened to have watched Whale Rider last night, I recognized my new friend as having a Maori name. Since I just happened to have a Maori/English dictionary at work, I can tell you that my new friend's name means " Sky-blown about (as by the wind) Quietly", which is certainly more poetic than "Lewdness I. Soap".
 
depending on the accent marks/context, my friend's last name might not be "quietly", but "Basket for cooked food used in the ceremony for a new house" or "an orchid, the tuber of which was eaten", but I'm gonna guess the first meaning goes best with the sky blown about part.