You’re Den!

Dear Optimists,

Don’t call me it! So here in the U.S. we have a game called tag in which everyone runs away and avoids one person, and the one everyone is running away from is “it“. As in, “Tag, you’re it!” So basically, from a young age we’re taught that being “it” is a negative thing. It’s bad. Yucky. Blech.

So today, Nadia made me aware of the fact that in both Danish and Norwegian (and who knows how many more languages!) my nickname Den (short for Dennis) is translated as “it“! Are the Danes and the Norwegians out to get me? Do they have a hatred that is so strong that they have decided to use my name to mean “it”?

Probably just a coincidence.


Author: den

More often than not, people wonder what I'm up to. I'm a people watcher, and love to tell a stranger's story, as I see it. If you see me reading or writing in a coffee shop, there's a good chance I'm making up a story about you at that moment. I'm a visual person who loves finding inspiration in my surroundings, and believe that sometimes the smallest detail can tell the majority of the story, if you have the sense to recognize it.

8 thoughts on “You’re Den!”

  1. Hee hee.. Not matter what the outcome is in the end, I just love your drawings on this post. ❤ ….
    Thanks for cheering up on a greyish day… 🙂

  2. That’s okay, Den. I know that there are plenty of guys out there named “Tag”. Even if your name in Danish and Norwegian means “it”, at least you know that in your native language, it means, well…Den. Also, it’s cool to be able to switch up the meaning of your name.

    Guys named “Tag” will always be named “Tag”. Always. And it will always mean “Tag”. Always.

    Ipso facto: Den is better than Tag. 🙂

  3. So weird, the connection. Den, Denmark, It+Den=your name, your buddy Nadia speaks Danish…kismit? Maybe it’s more of an “it” factor. A star quality. Or something.

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