Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Wilson"


http://www.bmezine.com/tattoo/A60318/high/bmepb238792.jpg

This tattoo is Chinese transliteration of “Uriah Wilson” by Isaac Villarreal in Lytle, Texas.

I personally have never met anyone that is named “Uriah”, only “Uria”, therefore I don’t know if the three characters on the left side are the correct or acceptable translation.

But I have met plenty of “Wilson”, and that second character in is definitely incorrect. It has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise.


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8 comments:

  1. The tattoo appears to use the same transliteration for "Uriah" that Jun Shan gives at http://chineseculture.about.com/library/name/male/blna_uriah.htm.

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  2. I work with a guy named Uriah. He even has uriah.com. And there's always Uriah Heep, and I believe the bible has a Uriah in there somewhere.

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  3. Yes, in the bible there was a woman named Bathsheba that David lusted after. Only one problem, she was married to a soldier named Uriah. So David sent the soldier to the front so that he would likely be killed and he was, therefore making Bathsheba available.

    Gee, what a nice guy, that David huh? Naming your child after this doomed man Uriah doesn't sound like a very good idea to me!

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  4. http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-take-your-order.php

    Is this real?

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  5. The story on www.rahoi.com is real.

    Jon Rahoi and I know each other. I have also written about it on my other site titled "cryptic menu".

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  6. Ah. the last character on the bottom right for the "son" part of "Wilson" is also slang in Taiwan for "Lame". This is especially awesome given that the character for "wey" also means powerful. So you have powerfully lame... I would recommend using the character for forrest instead to transfer the sound of "son".

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  7. That second character in "Wilson" seems to be the "correct" one but rotated 90 degrees to the right. Or did you mean it's the wrong choice of character?

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  8. The character is rotated 90 degrees.

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