Today, I very much felt like putting together a list of ‘wacky’ names, but I couldn’t quite figure out where to go to cull a suitable list. In the end, it was a simple task, inspired by what’s going on with my life. Remember the building works which interrupted posting back at Easter time? Yes, they’re still soldiering on.
Put this together with the fact that my main love in life is pasta, more specifically tortellini and spaghetti, and a blog post was born. As a direct result of the building works, our oven has been out of order for near on a fortnight now. So, I’ve been eating quite a bit of pasta recently, since all we have to live by is a portable hob.
Pasta is mostly synonymous with the Italian cuisine, although I’ve never actually physically visited the place. That said, the myth of spaghetti trees came from Britain, courtesy of current affairs program Panorama, which broadcast the hoax as an April Fools joke back in 1957. The so-called ‘story’ revolved around the tale of a family in Switzerland who were harvesting spaghetti from trees – and it’s success was partly put down to the fact that spaghetti was nowhere near as widespread a dish as it is to this day, so many were unaware that spaghetti was even a type of pasta. CNN has since called it:
the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled
So, in honour of the famed hoax and my love of pasta, here are some other forms of pasta you may or may not know about, ones which could transfer as names, or at least sound like established names:
Some with more potential than others, that I will give you, but hey ho. I have a Jubilee to go celebrate – fun news, I’m actually in London on Sunday, more so by accident than on purpose.