World Peace

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 18 01:18:00 UTC 2011

At 9/16/2011 09:01 PM, victor steinbok wrote:
> >
> > A brief hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday morning made it
> > official -- Ron Artest has changed his name to Metta World Peace.

Do we think he will be able to trade-mark his name, so that no one
(else) will be able to promote world peace, or sell any products
intended to support that cause?


> > ...
> > Artest's 8-year-old daughter, Diamond, also plans to change her surname
> > from Artest to World Peace now that her father's name change has become
> > official.
> > ...
> > "Metta is going to be the first name and it means like friendship, love and
> > kindness," Artest told Stephen A. Smith on 710 ESPNLA earlier this month.
> > "World Peace is going to be the last name, so everybody can get
> ready to buy
> > their World Peace jerseys."
>The video adds another comment:
> > Metta is a Buddhist term which means "a strong wish for the welfare and the
> > happiness of others".
>Apparently, "Buddhist" is a new language ESPN researchers discovered tonight
>when covering the story. Kind of reminds me of the "joke" from Repo Man:
>"What's your name, kid?"--"Otto."--"Otto what? Autoparts?"
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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