DANCES WITH WOLVES
I was watching that film with Kevin Costner the other night, “Dances with Wolves” when it occurred to me that Indian monikers (Red Indian, that is, not Asian Indian) hang on youthful vitality – “Runs with the Wind”, “Slayer of Bears”, “Popper of Pills” etc.
(As an aberrant departure from this train of thought I am perplexed by the dumping of “Red Indian” into the trash can marked “Political Correctness” in favour of “Native American”. Does the Fascist Society of Woke Linguists not realise that America was named for Amerigo Vespucci, Florentine explorer, navigator and colonialist?).
But getting back on track, would the incumbent of the name retain it for the rest of their life, I wonder, or are they regularly updated? Am I still permitted to call myself “Drinks Like a Viking” even though a half of Heineken Zero lasts me all night, rather than something more appropriate to my dotage such as “Dribbles his Piss”?