i found some words scribbled on a piece of paper,
Armstrong and Armstrong.
a law firm? i thought
but Neil and a Louis were there too,
a melody maker and a star seeker,
both striving for elevation.
Tags: poem, poems about astronauts, poems about singers, poetry
I heard a joke once that a husband and wife law firm was called Bicker & Bicker.
Armstrong & Armstrong sounds like they would stop at nothing to win cases–especially if their first name is Lance.
Some last name origins make sense like take Zuckerman as an example, from the french word sucre i think and holy cow, wait a second. I just looked up sugar at the online etymology site and the word touches not only French, of course Latin, but also arabic, persian, and sanskrit. My point is that the ancestors were probably confectionists back when things seemed to be more specialized. Cripes, nowadays, even McDonalds sells pizza. But a name like armstrong musta been made up at the border or something, on the spot, spontaneous.
That’s such an interesting coincidence, because I thought the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” was about somebody called Zuckerman. Yes, etymology is fun. Really cool how an entire civilization’s narrative/history could be traced through a single word.
“An entire civilization’s narrative/history traced through a single word.” I can’t wait to read it Millie.
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