2006-08-04

I knew a phoenix in my youth so let them have their day

  • Surname Finder - Fun to see how common your surname is among Americans.

    I played with this for about 5 minutes. It ranks only the most 55,000 most popular. Sadly, mine ranks way up at 117… I thought mine was rarer than that. The rarest of my friends' names (that popped up in that session) was "Jayroe" at 42006. The rarest I've found is "Rusco" at 54037.

    Ok so I've had fun using this to make value judgments about American families. Consider the following tables (lower numbers mean "greater" popularity):

  • lass=16254 > lad=31913
  • man=13094 > lady=27978
  • bush=311 > pope=451 >> lama=25953
    Bush more common than Pope. Lama, of course, is quite rare.

  • bass=549 > dolphin=15575 > neptune=18772 > krill=20229
  • crane=784 > finch=982 > crow=1203 > swann=2671 > eagle=4306 > sparrow=4718 > duck=7197 > cardinal=7372 > pidgeon=18351 > blackbird=34505

    Don't worry, I don't know what to make of these results either. People much rather associate themselves with cranes and finches than pidgeons or blackbirds. But surprisingly, eagle is middle of the pack. I've never known anyone with the surname Eagle though. Very odd.

  • beer=5318 > blood=5352 > coffee=6131 > wine=8810 > coke=10638 > tea=28432 > leche=48741

    I'm not making this up folks. Beer and Blood are more popular names than their weaker counterparts, wine, coke, tea, and the most nutritious of the bunch, leche(milk). But what do I know, maybe blood does have more nutritional value than milk?

  • washington=109 > canada=2769 > maine=9048 > montana=9937 > georgia=18635 > florida=31597 > virginia=40694 > missouri=49067 > tennessee=50095 > oregon=53515
  • white=15 > savage=614 > coon=1939 > blackman=2115 > redman=2670 > negro=28144
  • real=6728 > poser=53728
  • moses=769 > christ=4138 > mohammed=5646 > tao=17567 > allah=28579 > prayer=40159 > krishna=52708
  • rice=157 > moss=339 > wheat=2828 > corn=5074 > barley=6791 > millet=10432 butter=19481 > maize=19703 > seed=23689 > lard=25961 > grain=52093


    Lard should be way above rice and corn to accurately reflect America's cross-sectional waist-line. Butter just barely eclipses Maize in the surname dispersion!

  • love=316 > good=965 > pride=4359 > humble=6003 > anger=9657 > lust=19696 > badder=36337 > worst=46795
  • winner = 9100 > loser=22050

    That's enough for now - you get the picture - America is screwed up! This is the coolest thing I've come across in a while though. Que lastima.
  • 1 Commentaries:

    Anonymous Bonnie Binks gesticulated...

    mine was 185...too many scots in this damn country

    10/12/2006 1:38 PM  

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