Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Scheherazade



Being a product of the Louisiana public school system, I had neither seen nor heard the word "Scheherazade."

Though I don't trust Wikipedia very much, it's a decent source to look up such things as this.

After reading Wikipedia's entry for Scheherazade, I was totally convinced I had never seen or heard this word, but it was quite interesting to learn about.

7 comments:

Babystepper said...

I think the only place I've ever heard it is in the Disney movie Aladdin.

CG said...

Isn't it the most wonderful name? I know the story of the Arabian Nights and there is the most incredible piece of music of the same name by the composer Rimsky-Korsakov.

JAM said...

It is kind of a neat name, on paper at least.

The problem for me is that, with my slow, Souther drawl, it takes a long time to say.

Way too many syllables in that name for me to say properly.

But then again, I could get some humor mileage out of it by saying it for people and letting them laugh at me. I can always revert to the extra slow Southern drawl when I need to go for laughs.

Bob-kat said...

Ah, it's a great name and a great myth :)

I like the photo of the cleats with the dappled water in the background. Nice and simple and striking :)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Hi John, hope you're doing well.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

John,
Thanks for all your recent comments.

Moi said...

i would not have spelt it that way ever.....we back in India spell it as simply as "shehzadi" ...so much simpler but so less fancier too!!! this seems to have a German twist to it .........:DDD