11 October 2006

Welcome To Istanbultory

I note the arrival of a keen Conservative going by the name of Istanbultory, who as you may have guessed is a Tory based in Turkey. As I don't know how long I'll be in Prague for, seeing this name snapped up filled me with a very mild panic. When I move on from Prague, I'd like to keep a somewhat memorable handle and hopefully one with a link to my current name. I was thinking of Transitory if I was of no fixed abode. Paristory sounds OK but I might need to change the brand if I move to the Slovak capital of Bratislava (try it). Maybe I'd go for perfunctory.

1. Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
2. Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.

What would you choose if you decided to use the "tory" brand?

Update


Istanbultory has started a blog. First impressions are highly favourable. Go here to check it out.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the German-speaking countries Bratislava is known as Pressburg, so I propose "Presstory" :)

Croydonian said...

I might yet be faced with the same problem, name-wise. A while back there was the prospect of moving in with then girlfriend, and I would not have fancied calling myself 'Swiss Cottager'...

Some other names for Bratislava: Posonium, Posonyi, Presporok

Praguetory said...

Lol Croydonian - Maida Valer wouldn't be much better would it?

Anonymous said...

Croydonian

1. Vow! Did you use Wikipedia or you're just another Slovak au-pair in the UK?

2. And what about "Big Cottage Cheese"? :)

Praguetory said...

Come on Croydonian, fess up. You're ironing and changing nappies when you're not blogging.

Croydonian said...

Peter - among my other vices I have a thing for maps, disputed borders, place name changes etc. I knew Posonyi / Pressburg were other names for Bratislava, but the others I had to dig up.

PT - I do a bit of ironing from time to time, but haven't changed a nappy since the split with she who would otherwise be Mrs C.

istanbultory said...

Sir,
My blog has yet to be consummated but I am gratified by your recognition nonetheless.

I must confess to a distinct lack of imagination over the moniker of my future blog. Although istanbultory is fit for purpose, I am toying with the idea of Byzantiumtory as suggested by Mr. Croydonian. Not that the natives would take kindly to such an initiative.

Mr. Croydonian, you are not alone....

Praguetory said...

Istanbultory - great to have you visit. Your name and picture are excellent. I look forward to your blogging endeavours.

Croydonian said...

PT - he's one of my regulars. Look out for the GC posts, for that is he.

Praguetory said...

Aha - a cogent and lucid contributor.

Croydonian said...

Meanwhile, back at the plot, some others to avoid:

Desultory, dilatory, purgatory

Quite like gyratory, territory and predatory though.

(I used this as a short cut if anyone else fancies playing around with words ending -tory.