Tuesday, 27 September 2011

What's in a Name...?

I'm currently reading The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric (about halfway through and loving it), and in it they speak of Tupac Amaru II, leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish in Peru.

This guy:

Now, I grew up listening to Tupac Amaru Shakur, the rapper/actor.

This guy:

The latter was named after the former, which is all well and good, except for the fact that I have to do a double take every time I read the name. It's in no way drawing any attention away from the plot – which, by the by, is so well-written I’m almost gushing – but I just find names funny that way, and obviously felt compelled to share this non-information.

Oh well... as you were.

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