Sunday, January 20, 2008

Proper Nouns

What if every time anyone used proper noun (one that should be capitalized) is used, we had include some sort of tagline? For example:

Joe: How did you find the essay?
Moe: Well, there wasn't enough information in our notes, so I went to Wikipedia, the free encylopedia that anyone can edit

or, Fred stubs his toe and exclaims "Jesus, son of God and Mary and born in Bethlehem!"

...but wait, there were more proper nouns there, so it should be "Jesus, son of God (the common name for a deity of monotheists) and Mary (the virgin mother and wife of Joseph the carpenter) and born in Bethlehem, a city derived from the phrase 'house of bread'"

To make it easier, this could be done by having the necessary phrase just be the first sentence of that proper noun's Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit) page.

2 comments:

Matt

January 21, 2008 at 12:06 AM

Reading something like this makes me imagine a world where our bodies are connected wirelessly to the internet. As we are having a conversation, we can tag relevant webpages in our heads and send them to the people we are talking with to to help them better understand parts of the conversation.
It's like evolution of the conversation.

Thomas

February 12, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Dude, I freaking love you! I laughed so hard when i read this, you will do great things some day!