What’s in a name?

The name “Obama,” interestingly enough, is “from the Luo ethnic group of southwestern Kenya,” and it means “bent.” “Barack” is Swahili for “blessed,” and “Hussein” is Arabic for “handsome.” So he’s “blessed,” “handsome” and “bent.”

Interestingly, in the sinless worlds of C. S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy, the “Bent ones” is the best they can muster for demons-and us–because their language carries no cognate for “evil” or “sin”.

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