Thursday, July 24, 2008

The country of the metaphor

I was talking with a colleague yesterday, and she referred to someone who she couldn't get a hold of as being incognito. That triggered an idea.

If I was designing my own country, I'd like to have some cities with names like this:

Cognito - The city where everyone travels in disguise. If I can't find someone, he (or she) must be in Cognito.

Effable - If I'm looking for someone who's often subject to hard-to-express ideas, I'd be sure to look in Effable.

Ept - The clumsy, useless people are in Ept.

Effigy - This will be where all the hangings take place. "The murderer was hung in Effigy."

Ertia - The people are hard to get going, but once they do, they're hard to stop in Ertia.

You get the idea. If you're looking for me, I'll be in Scrutable.

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