Friday, November 12, 2004
No relation to Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield
Office discussion of the Bushes; wondering how Jeb Bush got his nicknamewe were pretty sure it wasn't short for Jebediah. (Me: "That sounds too Old Testament for the Bushes.")
It turns out that Jeb's full name is John Ellis Bushhence, J.E.B.; it's an acronym, not an abbreviation. (It's a good thing they didn't try the acronym thing with Dubyahow would you pronounce GWB, "goob"?)
Side note: In the course of deciding on and writing the title, I discovered that I'm incapable of saying/thinking/typing "Zachariah" without wanting to follow it with "Malachi"because the book of Malachi is right after the book of Zechariah in the Bible. Yeah, I've been working on these things too long.
[ at 2:45 PM • by Abby • permalink • ]