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Oh, Isn’t Little Hitler Cute



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Palestinians seem to have so internalized Jew-hatred that they’ve taken to naming their sons “Hitler,” as in Hitler Salah, Hitler Abu-Alrab, and Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda. Now, people name their kids all kinds of things (there was a Soviet Armenian poem in the 60s, I think, about the stupid names peasants were giving their kids, including “Chevrolet”), but naming trends reflect larger social and political trends. For instance, “Mels” was a male given name back in the USSR — comprised of the first letter of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin. But by the time I got there, in the 1980s, it had become a joke, with only a few old men left saddled with the moniker.

On the other hand, Venezuelans apparently give their kids odd names too, including 60 adults named Hitler (I wonder how they voted last weekend).



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