Friday, March 10, 2006

Kids are Mean

When I was a kid, people used to have nicknames that stuck.
Mean nicknames.

"Jarhead" for a boy whose last name was Jarman and was skinny with the disproportionate big head of pre-teen body growth.

"Bunga" given to a very dark skinned black boy by his West Indian friends.

"Hooked on Phonics" to a boy who stuttered badly.

"Schnitzel" to a chubby kid who lived on Roncesvalles.

I had one boy who followed me around for ages calling me "Molly".
I'm not sure why.
But he did.
It didn't so much bother me as puzzle me.

Do you remember any nicknames?

**Photo taken from TrekLens