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|A New Order for Old System/ 11th Approximation (standard:Fan Fiction, 803 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Apr 30 2011||Views/Reads: 1941/940||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Dan and Juggernaut, fictional characters attempt a new system for assigning last names to Indian American based on their professions.|
A New Order for Old System 11th Approximation Subba Rao “Well it is time we have to get a new order for our old caste based name system,” said Dan shuffling papers on his desk. “What you have in mind,” Juggernaut was curious. “Well, according to the latest censes we the Indian Americans are the new Ethnic group to reckon with in American economy and politics.” “That's sure.” “The old caste system that kept us together and prosperous in our old country was breaking apart fast in this country; therefore, we need a new system to keep people in their respective traditional family professions together.” Dan appeared very serious and committed. Dan is only nickname; his real name is so long and it was difficult to pronounce even for his own countrymen, he was forced to shorten it. He ran a business ‘Breakthru for Better Future' for relocating people arriving in scores from his old country to the new country. Juggernaut was a hired hand to help him out in paper work; like getting work permits, submitting compliance reports and paying fines for non-compliance etc. His job title was ‘Pencil Pusher.' “Think big and see how three million or so of our country men can be categorized into a profession based name system with a last name that identifies them with their profession and still sounds American,” suggested Dan. “So, that's the basis for the new order for the old system then?” inquired Juggernaut. “Yes, people in information technology or health care or academics or finance or leisure and hospitality shall be grouped and assigned with a new last name representing their occupation.” “How about those that doesn't belong to these professions?” Juggernaut expressed a serious doubt. “True, there are lots of people with no designated professions.” “Like you and I for example,” Juggernaut was now more specific. “I understand, lets create a miscellaneous category with a special last name for them.” “That's easy,” agreed Juggernaut. “Now, you go start thinking about a name that suits each profession for consideration.” “OK, let's say for those in leisure and hospitality business, their last name shall sound leisure, it is only in sound we were interested in, the spelling can vary; say for example, Mr./Ms. Lesure, Mr./Ms. Lesurson, Mr./Ms. Leisure, Mr./Ms. Lasuer, Mr./Ms. Leusaran, Mr./Ms. Lesurly, Mr./Ms. Lesurbury, Mr./Ms. Lesuristine, Mr./Ms. Leisurban etc., These names sound novel, American and yet represents a profession,” “with these last names one can easily figure it out that they are in the business of leisure and hospitality,” Juggernaut appeared satisfied with his talent in English vocabulary. “Yeah, that's a good start.” Dan was immersed in something he was good at; making plans for the future. For those in health care business; “Dr./Mr./Ms. Medsen, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medson, Dr./ Mr./Ms. Medcaughlin, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medkowich, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medkowleser, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medkowsky, Dr./Mr./Ms. Medlin, Md./Mr./Ms./ Medlander, etc.” “You are on the right track.” Lets say for those in Information technology business; “Mr. /Ms. Click here to read the rest of this story (44 more lines)
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