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Banana Slugs, A Boy Named Sue & Marijuana Pepsi

According to Gertrude Stein, "A rose is a rose is a rose."  Shakespeare's young Juliet tells Romeo that he is not an evil Montague, but asks "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." What IS in a name?  Most parents spend nine months searching out the perfect name for their children.  Why?  Because going through life with the wrong name (or more to the point, a silly name), can be difficult at best and devastating at worst.  Consider the song "A Boy Named Sue" sung by Johnny Cash.  How'd you like to go through life trying to explain that one?! What's in a name?  Who people think we are,...

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