December 6, 2008
The royal nicknames come from the Wikipedia List of nicknames of European royalty and nobility that gave me the idea for the project earlier this year. I wrote some scripts to strip out the names and take a guess at the "good" ones (ones that start "the" or "de", etc) You can see the full list of over 2000 nicknames here.
The names in that cleaned-up list are unique, but of course originally there were plenty of duplicates. Here are the 20 most popular royal nicknames:
|the Great||162||the Rich||35|
|the Younger||139||the Good||35|
|the Saint||119||the Wise||32|
|the Elder||76||the Blind||30|
|the Old||65||the Black||29|
|the Young||59||the Strong||26|
|the Pious||57||the Surety||26|
|the Fat||45||the Lame||25|
|the Brave||40||the Barracks Emperor||25|
|the Red||38||the Emperor of the Army||25|
One (grudgingly admitted) advantage of winter: winter coats with big pockets, less of a need for the man bag.
http://tinyurl.com/6moyv3 , Obama citizenship "fight" Schultz:"These are scientists. They should all come to the same conclusion." HaHA!
Firefox 3 cares not for your pixel art.
Annoyed by how my To Read bookshelf consists of an ever increasing percentage of the tall books that aren't as subway friendly...