A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

Armenia: Land of Weird Names

I know St. Mesrop Mashtots is an important figure in Armenian history, but whenever I see the name, all I can think of is some 3-year-old kid asking his mommy to mash up his tater tots for him.

And while I'm being culturally insensitive, is it just me or do a lot of Armenian surnames sound like alien races from Star Trek?

"Captain, there's a Vartanian battlecruiser decloaking off the port bow!"
"Open hailing frequency."
"Greetings, Captain Picard! I demand you turn over the Malakian ambassador to me immediately, or I shall obliterate the Odadjian homeworld!"
"This is in direct violation of the Dolmayan Treaty!"
"Treaties are meaningless to me. Shall I call in my allies, the entire Tankian army?"
"Tankian?! Okay, now you're just making up names. What's next, the Jeepians? Or the Aircraftcarrierians?"

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