Al-Megrahi – what a name!

I think that the most important issue is being forgotton amongst all the controversy regarding the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Does he not have the best sounding name in the world?

It’s so smooth, it rolls of the tongue like a Malteser, plus it is possibly the longest name that journalists have to say when reporting the news. Whatever he may or may not have done, his name is certainly poetic.

The second best name in the world surely belongs Abdullah Abdullah, one of the presidential candidates in the 2009 Afgan elections. What were his parents thinking? Perhaps, “Abdullah – so good we have to say it twice”. It is certainly a lot easier to remember one name instead of two.


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