Gypsy Names Gypsy Surnames, Romani Surnames From "Romano Lavo-Lil Word-book of the Romany" by George Borrow, 1905 COOPER AND SMITH: There are many curious things connected with the Gypsies, but perhaps nothing more so than what pertains to their names. Gypsies have a double nomenclature, each tribe or family having a public and a private name, one by which they are known to the Gentiles, and another to themselves alone. Their public names are quite English; their private ones attempts, some of them highly singular and uncouth, to render those names by Gypsy equivalents. Gypsy names may be divided into two classes, names connected with trades, and surnames or family names. First of all, something about trade names.
The serious business of creating a happier world A historic event took place just before Easter, the first ever United Nations conference on happiness with more than 600 delegates including leaders and representatives from nations around the world. This was the first major step forward in a process which began last summer, when the resolution Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly. Taking the lead was Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom which famously measures its success in terms of "Gross National Happiness" (GNH). The basic idea is that human progress is about more than just growing the economy. When we measure how well our societies are doing, this should focus on people's overall quality of life, not just their standard of living.
Perception - StumbleUpon . . . Something To Think About. . . Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Lights, fl✿res & l'amour lights, fl✿res & l'amour Ask me anything 1 2 3 4 5 Next Page Theme Six, by Max davis. 4 notas - Reblog Types of Martial Arts There are several hundred martial art systems, here are some. We recognize it is not a complete listing and would be glad to add to, update or correct this listing. If you would like to contribute, email us.
40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial. Art Brussels’ 30th edition - The Word Magazine Crown Gallery is showing a mixture of painting and photography, with Massimo Vitali‘s large-scale photograph of bathers (‘Catania nr.2808′, 2007) and Manuel Caeiro’s geometric paintings (of which ’Domestic Viability’#4, 2010 was particularly striking) stealing the show. Gallery-owner Jacques Vandaele also brought along two of Charif Benhelima‘s over-exposed and blurry close-ups of still lives – flowers in a pot and roots (‘Memorial I’, 2008 and ‘Occupancy II’, 2008). Not to be missed on the booth’s outer walls: Katrien Vermeire‘s blue-toned forest (‘Godspeed 6′, 2010). All in all, another strong showing from the Brussels-based gallery, with Benhelima’s work being a welcome discovery. Massimo Vitali