It's a verb! It's a woman's name! It's a new publication for female litigators!
Like Jessica Stone Levy of Beauty Marks, I am practically swooning with admiration.
I'm also inspired. Just think of all the one-syllable personal names whose dictionary definitions make them perfect for naming magazines or other businesses. In fact, that gives me an idea for a contest. In the comments area, send me your suggestions for personal names that work as business names; with each submission, include a tagline that explains, reinforces, or puns on the name you've selected.
The winner will receive a copy of Things That Make Us [Sic], the new book by Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Martha's publisher, St. Martin's Press, has generously contributed the book as the prize in our little game.
PDT PST, Tuesday, November 11, 2008.
I will be the sole judge, jury, and court of appeal.
Submissions are welcome from all quarters, but the winner must have a U.S. address to receive the book.
And yes, I wish the theme of the contest were more closely related to the subject of the book, but I wasn't offered a naming book and couldn't think of a grammar contest.