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Named and Ashamed

News from Oslo’s Aftenposten (although not, disappointingly, via my ‘Norway guy’): a Kurd

now living in Norway has applied to change his name from, er, Saddam Hussein. It’s hardly

the poor guy’s fault, but apparently his name “has meant nothing but trouble.” Needless to say, that

other Saddam in Baghdad didn’t offer to change his name instead.


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