In China, we are almost certain you can’t call your company Apple Inc. Otherwise, there is no reason why you won’t be allowed to start one named Pussy Corporation, or something in that direction.
Ask sinologist Ashlen Alexandra …
China’s strict rules on naming a company
By Greg Hill
Back when I ran the public library in Corsicana, Texas, I investigated starting a company to sell women’s days of the week underwear. When my wife and I were courting, I presented her with a set — with the traditional red for Friday, black for Saturday and white for Sunday — but when none could be located for an anniversary gift, even in Dallas, I lightheartedly considered founding “Corsicana Panty King” to export them from China, with labels featuring a leering, well-fed monarch with a small crown perched jauntily on his gleaming noggin. Sadly, running libraries is time consuming and none remained for even a promising start-up.
I still like saying “Corsicana Panty King” — it trips off the tongue, but the name might not fly in China nowadays. According to “In China, Your Company’s Name Can’t Be A Mouthful,” a NYTimes.com article by Ailin Tang, recently implemented rules “say new companies cannot register names that are paragraphs or long sentences.”
For example, the government forbade using “A Group of Youths in Baoji Holding a Cherished Dream that Under the Leadership of Uncle Niu They Will Create the Miracle of Life Network Technology Company, Ltd.” This institution’s owner, “Niu Xiaolu, aka Uncle Niu, whose company makes condoms, said he would try to keep the name.”
Moreover, in China “names that discriminate against gender, race or ethnicity are now prohibited, as are references to terrorism, separatism and extremism. Religious terms, the names of national leaders, illegal organizations and reactionaries are also banned. And companies can’t use their names to imply they are nonprofit.”
“Beijing Scared of Wife Technology Company,” and “Beijing Under My Wife’s Thumb Technology Co. Ltd” are under scrutiny.
Sometimes, a single word’s a mouthful. For instance, try getting your tonsils around “otorhinolaryngology, the study of diseases of the ear, nose and throat.” Another, pleasanter example is “Krocodilopolis,” the Greek name for an ancient Egyptian city in the country’s middle, today known as Faiyum. I read about the place in Joann Fletcher’s excellent, “The Story of Egypt.” Unsurprisingly, lots of crocodiles resided thereabouts, making it a favorite hunting area for pharaohs, but, apart from the town’s intriguing history, I like Krocodilopolis simply because it’s a delight to pronounce, unlike otorhinolaryngology.
“Obreptitious, done or obtained by trickery or concealing the truth,” was encountered in Rex Stout’s fine mystery novel, “Too Many Women,” when it was used by Nero Wolfe, his erudite sleuth. “Obreptitious” is included in the “Wolfe Talk Vocabulary Quiz,” an online test for Stout admirers to match their store of words against Nero Wolfe’s. Faced with terms like “acarpus,” “assidicital,” “springe” and “yclept,” I was completely out of my depth, getting only nine of 38 correct.
Readers of this column sometimes mention that its contents can be “tenebrous,” or murky and obscure. Chalk that up to inadequate communication at this end, but our library’s really to blame. That’s where I’ve crossed trails with so many strange and wonderful aspects of human existence that I almost bust to share them. Herbert Samuel wrote, “A library is thought in cold storage.” There are millions of lifetimes of thought stored in ours.
Nonetheless, input from readers often provides gratefully accepted fodder for future columns, and better ones. But while we’re on the subject, “input” used to mean “to put on, or impose” back in the 1300s, but by 1753 it meant “a sum put in, a sharing, contribution.” And since 1948, of course, it’s meant “data fed into a machine.”
It’s no imposition to me, and I’ll take all the interesting data I can get, like the limerick a pal sent me last week: “How I’d love to fill the world’s crania/ With more than sports, sex, and extranea./ To sharpen their wits,/ In their veins I would spritz/ Megadoses of bibliomania!”
A friend recently commented that he likes the word “pedantic, “a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules,” because, “You can’t use it without being it.” It’s certainly pedantic to mention that “octic: relating to the ear,” comes from the Indo-European root word “ous-,” from whence sprang “ear,” “aural,” “scout” and, of course “otorhinolaryngology.”
Greg Hill is the former director of Fairbanks North Star Borough libraries.
Discover what makes model Ashlen Alexandra of Q Management NY unique.
BIRTHDAY March 25, 1993
BIRTHPLACE United States
AGE 24 years old
BIRTH SIGN Aries
American model who has graced the pages of magazines like Girl’s Life and modeled for major brands like Calvin Klein. She has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram.
She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.
She participated in the Model Beach Volleyball tournament in Miami in 2015.
We are not sure if there is any relationship between Ashley Alexandra and the infamous Ashley Alexandra Dupre who exposed ass of Elliot Spitzer … Name is indeed a very dangerous thing.
Ashley Dupre Leaked Nude Playboy Pictures, The Elliot Spitzer Call Girl Is Taking Off Her Clothes For Money Again
Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the former call girl who was at the center of the Eliot Spitzer scandal, is in the headlines again for her naked Playboy spread. Due to be released tomorrow, the May 2010 issue of Playboy will hit newsstands, with Ashley Dupre on the cover, on April 16, 2010. Most girls who take it all off for Playboy are thus labeled whores, even though it 1s not literally true. Ashley Dupre, who is an actual whore (or was), has done the reverse, achieving fame for selling her body for money, then posing for the magazine. But these Ashley Dupre nude pictures from Playboy magazine aren’t exactly what you would call timely. In fact, it has been over two years since New York Governor Elliot Spitzer got caught with his pants down and balls deep in her whore pussy. But I guess once a whore, always a whore. It is just that now that Ashley Dupre discovered the wonders of being an attention whore, instead of an actual prostitute. At least we think she isn’t a prostitute anymore.
And you know, I actually had more respect for her when she was a $5,500 an hour call girl, than I do now. Back then she was at the top of the game. Now she probably isn’t even getting paid that much for this photoshoot. She was offered $1,000,000 to pose naked when the scandal first broke but she wanted a better offer or something and did not accept. Surely after several years she did not get anything close to that million dollar offer for this shoot so I am guessing she is in need of some quick cash to make rent or something. The Ashley Dupre Playboy issue isn’t out until next month, but already we’ve seen the cover and gotten our hands on the first nude photo from it. It’s … about what you’d expect. Retouched to high heaven, this is little we haven’t seen before. Thanks, New York Post and Girls Gone Wild. But to see what former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer thought was worth $5k an hour or per night or whatever.
The Ashley Dupre Playboy spread includes an eight full-page nude pictorial and about 20 photographs. The Ashley Dupre Playboy pictures are also featured on the cover of the magazine, with the subtitle “An American Affair: Ashley Dupre and the Seduction of Power.” There is also an extensive two page interview and article but who really care about the article? The Ashley Dupre Playboy pictures were leaked to the Internet on April 14. Ashley Dupree will be on Opie and Anthony tomorrow morning to talk about her time as an escort and her part in bringing down Eliot Spitzer, who was Governor of New York when he saw her as a client. Or “Client Number 9” according to the 2008 indictment. Anyway, Ashley has a tattoo just above her vag so this is has low class as they come. Surprisingly she does not have a stramp stamp in the back but I am beginning to think the vag tat is much worse than the lower back stramp stamp. There is just something about a chick putting reading material (even in Latin) above the vagina that indicate to me this might be a high traffic spot. BTW, lets thank Playboy.com for writing that check thus giving us a view of this wholesome prostitute pussy. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Elliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, on the day he took office in Albany:
The Ashley Dupre reported that the governor asked her to engage in “unsafe”sex acts and by unsafe sex acts she really said unprotected anal sex. But not to worry, his wife is pro-choice on the issue of her husband having “unsafe sex acts” with random high-price whores. By the way, did you know New York City has the second highest rate of HIV and AIDS is consider the epicenter of a HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States? Now unless rich people are immune, it is probably not a great idea to bareback a bunch of prostitutes from the city but the choice is his it seems. I think him and his wife had an understanding in which he could get other women to do certain sex acts that she was not incline to preform so we cannot call it cheating. Here is a pic of the wife giving a speech at a NARAL pro-choice event, you know you got to be pro-choice when your husband is making creampie all over the place but not to worry because according to Ashley it was in the wrong hole:
Ashley Rae Maika DiPietro (born Ashley Youmans; April 30, 1985 in Beachwood, New Jersey, U.S.U.) better known by the stage name Ashley Alexandra Dupré, is an American sex columnist for the New York Post and singer.
Dupré become a public figure when it was disclosed that she was the woman at the center of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. In that capacity, she was known as Kristen, the name she used as a call girl.