Saturday, October 09, 2004

A rose by any other name

Some time back, a senior colleague of mine attributed "What's in a name" to Hemingway over a casual conversation with another colleague. The latter was quick to point out that it's not Hemingway's. To which the former's reply was: "What's in a name?"

This became a local joke, got circulated a bit, also people forgot the original names involved, the story now being about an X outsmarting a Y. The other day somebody was narrating this episode to the one who initiated this thread. But he wanted to get full credit for the apparent smartness involved in that rebuttal, so he stressed that it's he who said this first. The guy who recalled the joke reminded my colleague that the name does not matter much!

I was reminded of this joke while reading this.


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