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I wish I had a cool nickname

19 Dec

Natasha is a Russian princess from War and Peace. I wouldn’t know what else there is to her, since I’ve never read the book.

But the name “Natasha” always stuck out so weirdly. To me, at least. My friends have short, easy-to-spit names like Lizy and Patrick. Tack on another syllable and suddenly there’s an unexpected pause, a hitch, that moment of “Oh.” Natasha is a name you have to think about while you’re saying it, to make sure that you’ve gotten it all out.

In a pinch, you can swallow the first A. Ntasha works.

But if you’re Serbian like my dad, Continue reading

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